program

FILME

Srbenka

93 films in 19 categories
Nebojsa Slijepcevic
Croatia
72 Min.


2018
Photo Film

CATEGORY

After the Revolutions

V.O.

Croatian

subtitles

Romanian, English

producer

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Srbenka

synopsis

The violent death of a young Serbian girl during the Serbian-Croatian conflicts of the early 1990s becomes the subject of a theatrical play. Instead of focusing on the show itself, “Srbenka” turns its attention to conversations between actors throughout the rehearsals and the feelings each experience as a result of the horrors of war. The empty stage makes way for a series of scenes proving, through the actors’ confessions, that the ethnical tensions and mutual hatred persist still even between the younger generation who hadn’t been born yet when the war was being fought. Having Serbian origins in Croatia is still considered shameful, and many conceal it. Through its collective discussions scenes, a kind of group therapy, “Srbenka” follows a process of reconciliation with both one’s own history and the national past, making an appeal to tolerance in a current climate of fierce division among Eastern European countries, still spiralling in a vortex of ethnic rancour, unjustifiably propagated forward from generation to generation. (Teodora Leu)

awards and festivals

Chicago International Film Festival 2018

DOK Leipzig 2018

Doclisboa International Film Festival 2018

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2018

Sarajevo Film Festival 2018 - Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary Film

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 2018

Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films 2018

Visions du Réel 2018 - Special Mention: Buyens-Chagoll

distributor

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