27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Landscapes of Resistance
Landscapes of Resistance
Landscapes of Resistance

Landscapes of Resistance

director: Marta Popivoda
original title: Pejzaži otpora
country: Serbia, Germany, France
year: 2021
running time: 95 min.


The 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.


Marta 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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director: Marta Popivoda
producer: Jasmina Sijerčić, Dragana Jovović, Marta Popivoda
script: Ana Vujanović
photography: Ivan Marković
editing: Jelena Maksimović
sound: Jakov Munižaba
sound Design: Simon Apostolou
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