26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Landscapes of Resistance
director: Marta Popivoda
original title: Pejzaži otpora
running time: 95 min.
synopsisThe First World War converted many European countries into a muddy wasteland. Yet, poppies started to blossom at the fields with dead soldiers buried. The symbol of the Remembrance Day introduces the story of ninety-seven-year-old Sonja Vujanović as well. The native of the former Yugoslavia has been politically active from her youth; she was one of the first women to join the Serbian anti-Nazi resistance and she survived Auschwitz. Now she fears a new rise of fascism. Her memories of her extraordinary life story are inscribed in man-made landscapes and textures by long film shots. The film about the resistance of people, places, things and ideas bridges the past and present, personal and political, in an unorthodox way.
biographyMarta Popivoda (1982) is a Serbian filmmaker and videoartist living in Berlin. In her works, she explores, from a feminist perspective, the relationship between collective and individual memory and imprints left by memories in landscapes and human bodies. Her first documentary Yugoslavia: How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body premiered in 2013 at Berlinale.
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|producer:||Jasmina Sijerčić, Dragana Jovović, Marta Popivoda|
|sound Design:||Simon Apostolou|