A ball is spinning around, stuck in the river that goes through the Grbavica neighborhood, in Sarajevo. Grbavica comes from Sarajevo, from Kafka and from a ball spinning around in a river, stuck in the middle of the flowing water. Grbavica arises from the will to break the time for a moment, as if we stabbed it in the back. It arises from the desire to look at memories in the eye, from one side of the river to the other.
Presented by the director
(Ulldecona, 1985) After co-directing the documentary short film Matando el sueño (2008), he completed a M.A. in Filmmaking at ESCAC in Barcelona. Since 2010 he has worked as a filmmaker with La Fura dels Baus and in 2013 presented the short film La Gallina in the 70thVenice Film Festival. In 2017, he completed a PhD of Liberal Arts in Filmmaking at the Film Factory (Sarajevo), a school mentored by the Hungarian director Béla Tarr. In 2018, he finishes the short film Grbavica.
Filmography: Grbavica (curt, 2018), La Gallina (curt, 2013), Matando el sueño (curt, 2008)