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.

Session Un Impulso Colectivo – Short 1


Catalan premiere
Presented by the director
Eligible for: Premi del públic curt UIC

Manel Raga

Manel Raga

(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.


Grbavica (curt, 2018), La Gallina (curt, 2013), Matando el sueño (curt, 2008)


Carla Simón

The director of Summer 1993 returns to the festival with this short that aims to raise awareness about AIDS, but does not abandon the luminosity of this very personal author.


Carlota Oms

The first short film by Carlota Oms has managed to become, in a very short time, an instant classic. He participated in the Sundance Festival.


Manuel Palma

What starts as a conceptual short film ends up as a metaphor for our time. And a brilliant sound work has just shaped this powerful cinematographic hallucination.