Iko

Timur Makarevic
Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2009 | 22 min
Language : Bosnian

Bosnia-Herzegovina is a name, a country a culture. Everyone is aware of its recent tragic history. But our knowledge of the physical environment in which all this happened is somewhat limited. The filmmaker tries to distil the essence of this little world, the spirit of the variegated culture born from this soil. His camera glides from mountain heights to valley bottoms, ending in Sarajevo.

Bosnia-Herzegovina is a name, a country, a culture. Everyone is aware of its recent tragic history. But our knowledge of the physical environment in which all this happened is somewhat limited. It is said that geography is the art of controlling the world. The filmmaker’s purpose is more modest, but no less worthwhile. He tries to distil the essence of this little world, the spirit of the variegated culture born from this soil. With his camera he takes a bird’s-eye view, gliding from mountain heights to valley bottoms, following the slopes and rivers to arrive at the heart of the country, in Sarajevo. So we see different landscapes: high plateaux, the division into valleys, the fragmentation of a land that has experienced bloody wars, monuments to a legendary past, the thousand buildings of a city on which everything converges. Not a word is spoken. The viewer is left to his own devices, with no information but these geographical features and an emptiness that raises many questions.

Luciano Barisone

Translation BMP Translations

Production
Amra Baksic CamoAdis Djapo

Focus Bosnie

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