|Photography:||Imágenes de archivo / Found footage|
|Production:||co. Production UZROK|
|Producers:||Srdjan Keca, Selma Jusufbegovic|
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SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY
70' / 2015 / Denmark, Serbia
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 7.93
In 1992 a wave of refugees from the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina reached Denmark. With refugee camps completely full, the Red Cross pulled a giant ship into the canals of Copenhagen. The ship, Flotel Europa, became a temporary home for a thousand people waiting for decisions on their asylum applications. Among them was a young 12 year old boy, Vladimir, who fled Sarajevo together with his mother and older brother. They spent two years in the limbo of Flotel Europa.
Two decades later, Vladimir Tomic takes us on a journey of growing up on this ship filled with echoes of the war — and other things that make up an adolescence. The coming-of-age story is juxtaposed with personal VHS archive material shot by refugees who shared the “space-time vacuum” of the Flotel.
Berlinale – Forum 2015: Tagesspiegel Readers' Jury Award
Vladimir Tomic was born in 1980 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2009 he graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He lives and works in Copenhagen. Vladimir Tomic's art films are played out in the field of contemporary art and experimental documentation. Universal and human tension caused by the changing structure of society is often the center of his work.