Marko Grba Singh
Serbia, 49 min
Two migrants from Somalia find temporary refuge in the mountains near the Serbian-Romanian border. A film that is reminiscent of the Theatre of the Absurd and whose sequences showing the two protagonists resemble visual haikus: they walk in the forest, warm themselves before a fire, share opinions on the country, or rap. The dialogue, sometimes sad, often clever and funny, of this improbable yet very real duo resonate with that of Beckett. Abdul and Hamza’s actions, reduced to a minimum, hide internal tension and, above all, doubts on their future, on the place of these two errant souls in a world in transition, between what they come from and what they’re passing through. And suddenly, a piece of Serbian pop music interrupts the flow of thought and puts us, along with our two heroes, back on the road. Then, another melody, as it happens The Partisan by Leonard Cohen, will come and make them gently disappear... A subtle and minimalist account of the search for a better future.