Together with ENFF (Eastern Neighbours Film Festival) we will be organising a film night filled with shorts produced in eastern Europe. All the films, except for one, are directed by women. Before the screening, there will be an introduction to the festival, and afterward there will be food and schnaps for all the visitors to the films.
U Zraku / Airborne (Jasmila Zbanic, 2019) — Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27 min.
Jasmila Zbanic and her husband Damir met in a shelter during the siege of Sarajevo. He was a soldier in the Bosnian Army, she was a student at the Academy of Performing Arts. They have been together since 1992; they work and make films together. However, Damir has a problem – he has a severe fear of flying. 24 years after the war and he still drives or takes the train when he needs to go on business trips with his wife. In order to confront his fear, he seeks professional help. As time goes by, it becomes apparent that this fear has roots in the wartime past and the director decides to take Damir back to the places of his battles.
AJO by (More Raca, 2018) — Kosovo, 13 min.
Zana is growing up in Kosovo inlands silently observing the consequences of domestic violence in her family. She witnesses her brother’s lack of empathy for the suffering of their mother and sits quiet when he forces their mother not to report anything to police.
When the awkward silence of a family ride back from the hospital is interrupted, Zana discovers that she also might not have control over her future anymore. When an opportunity presents itself, she decides to take a risk. The film subtly emphasizes that many Balkan woman are faced with a perpetual cycle of violence and repression.
DOGS OF HOME (Daniela Repas, 2020) — United States / Bosnia&Herzegovina 11 min.
Dogs of Home is a story about ripples of war through time, displayed through segments of animation and live action. It is an intimate insight into the generational experience of Bosnia, infused with resilience, love and demise of her people. The duality of mediums creates a division in time, evoking the fantastical experience of reality through a genre of a documentary.