SEPARATION, VIVID DREAMS

Bojana Radulovic
Director Bojana Radulovic
Producer Bojana Radulovic – Code Blue Production, Michel Dutry – Nameless Productions
Writer Bojana Radulovic
Camera Thierry Detaille, Bojana Radulovic
Editor Marie-Helene Mora
Sound Thierry Detaille, Bojana Radulovic
Year 2018
Length 19 min
Country Montenegro/Belgium
Subtitles English
Section Short Films, Big Stories / Focus: Cinema by Migrants, Cinema on Migrants
Visual Art through Cinema
Screening Sunday 10 November | 10:45 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag

Upon return to a dilapidated home, an artist feels caught between the war-torn past and a bleak future. The screening will be followed by Q&A with the director Bojana Radulović.

Synopsis

After seventeen years, artist Bojana Radulovic returns to her childhood home in Montenegro. The house is small, made of stone, and in a state of disrepair. Looking into the past through the plastic sheets with which Radulovic wrapped the house, she sees the interior. The family pictures hanging on the wall, memories and snippets of a life long gone. Once a family home, the house is now at mercy of developers and political changes. Being caught between the past and uncertain future, the artist feels rootless despite having a physical home.

Director's bio

Bojana Radulović, born on 25 March 1983 in Podgorica, Montenegro, is a producer and visual artist. In 2010, she graduated from Faculty of Visual Arts, Mediterranean University in Podgorica, department of audio-visual production. Bojana also holds a Master’s degree from the prestigious art academy KASK in Gent, Belgium. She took part in numerous group and individual multimedia exhibitions and art residencies in Amsterdam, Belgrade, Zagreb, Zadar, New York, Athens, Maribor, Gent, etc. Bojana participated in Sarajevo Talent Campus in 2010, as well as Berlinale Talents in 2017. She is a founder and director of CODE BLUE Production company, which aims to find young filmmakers from the Balkan region and support their projects both financially and creatively.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

DOK Leipzig, 2018 – Next Masters Competition Short Film (World Premiere) | IDFA, Amsterdam 2018 | ZagrebDox, 2019 – Regional Competition | International Film Festival Signes de Nuit, 2018 | Kasseler DocFest, 2018

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Director's statement

I found it very difficult to go into the house again. I had to overcome the fear of memories of my past so that I can live in the present, that is, the future… The film was an attempt to open the Pandora box and to use and film live dreams.