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VOICE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, INC.

  WITH SUPPORT BY:  

© 2017 Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina Inc. | Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival

CITY OF ELEPHANTS

Original Title: Stadt der Elefanten / Grad Slonova
Year: 2015
Length: 29 minutes
Language: Bosnian
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Film Category: Documentary Short


Cast & Credits

Director: Marko Mijatović
Screenwriter: Marko Mijatović
Producer: Marko Mijatovic / Bernhard Hetzenauer
Editor: Marko Mijatovic / Luka Papic
Director of Photography: Paul Spengemann
Sound Designer: Iason Roumkos
Produced by: Hochschule der bildenden Künste Hamburg, Hetzenauer&Mijatovic


Film Synopsis:

Vareš, a mining town in the mountains of Bosnia that prospered under the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and later under Tito, has fallen victim to poverty and unemployment in the decades since the Bosnian War. Jobs are difficult to find, and wages barely pay enough to survive. City of Elephants delves into the lives of Klara, Dino, and Likic, three of the town's inhabitants, as they discuss their hopes and dreams, finding commonality and even levity as they struggle for their livelihoods.


Director's Biography

Filmmaker Marko Mijatovic was born in Bosnia in 1987 and raised in Germany. He studied film under several prestigious directors, including Wim Wenders. He graduated from the Hamburg Art School (HFBK) in 2010 and attended Talent Campus Sarajevo in 2011. He was awarded the best short film prize by the German Filmcritic League and the International Short Film Festival Hamburg in 2016.  His films screened at Vienna International Short Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, and goEast Film Festival.

PRESENTATION 5

Screens with: "I Remember" and "Man WithThe Will of Steel"

Screening Time:

 Saturday 
 April 15, 2017 | 4:30 PM 

 SVA Theatre

Trailer

Nominations

BHFF Jury Award for the Best Documentary Film

BHFF Audience Award for the Best Picture

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Contacts:

Marko Mijatovic: 

marko.r.mijatovic@gmail.com
Distribution Company: Hochschule der bildenden Künste Hamburg, Hetzenauer&Mijatovic