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87 min
Netherlands, Bosnia–Herzegovina, France, 2021

Production : Momento Films
English, Bosnian
French, English



Travelling to Bosnia in search of his origins, filmmaker Stefan Pavlović meets a solitary fisherman. One man has language impairment, the other lost his hearing during the war. Camera in hand, the director films the onset of this improbable and profound friendship.

A word from Tënk

Stefan Pavlovic’s award-winning first feature chronicles the growing friendship between the filmmaker and a recluse fisherman. Stefan has lost his mother tongue due to a childhood stutter, and Zdravko has lost most of his hearing during the Bosnian war. The camera becomes the point of connection between the two who’re trying to reconcile with the past. They pass their time on the lake fishing and talking of wild horses said to roam nearby. Eager to overcome their traumas, they listen, empathize and acknowledge each other’s struggles. The stunning visual montage and the cinematic intimacy created around the natural environment draws us deep into the internal worlds of these soulful friends.

RIDM Programming Collective

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