De verloren stad

Britta Hosman Short documentary - 2008 - 55 min.

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Whereas most filmmakers go to places where it is all happening, documentary director Britta Hosman went to a place where nothing happens. For one year, she captured life in the Bosnian town of Bosanska Grahavo, which was forgotten during the reconstruction and where only the supermarket and ten pubs are still standing. When did the war end for them, the filmmaker wonders. Did it ever end? And which people stayed put? And why? The many conversations Hosman had with the inhabitants were converted to a narrative voice-over that wryly describes how everybody wakes up every day, gets dressed and proceeds to wait for nothing at all. There is space, and time, and memories of crowded streets. For those who really can't stand it anymore, the next city is a three-hour drive. 'How can we revive this place,' one inhabitant wonders. Nobody knows. So someone decides to open up the eleventh pub.

Credits

Director(s) Britta Hosman
Producer(s) Barbara Truyen
Executive Producer
Ilse van Huisstede
Goran Galic
Director of Photography
Editing
Sound Editor
Mixage
Sound on Set
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands