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On the Water
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Goran Dević

IMAGE

Damian Nenadić

SON

Martin Semenčić

MONTAGE

Jan Klemsche, Vanja Siruček

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Petnaesta umjetnost

PARTICIPATION

Croatian Audiovisual Centre - HAVC

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Petnaesta umjetnost

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Les trois rivières qui convergent vers la ville croate de Sisak se sont remises de la guerre depuis longtemps, comme le paysage serein qui l’entoure. Il en va autrement de ses habitants. Les hommes qui sont au cœur de ce film, si différents les uns des autres au premier abord, partagent un passé difficile : combats, prison, vie en marge de la société. Tout comme les rivières, leurs histoires convergent pour former le portrait émouvant d’une ville dont les souvenirs se sont figés avec le temps.

Rivers may be simple geographical entities. But beyond that they are eloquent micro-milieus where history and stories have accumulated. The rivers Save, Kupa and Odra flow through the centre of the Croatian industrial town of Sisak. They were and are the lifelines of the city and the region. The rivers may appear like pastoral havens today, but the countless narratives of the past emerge more openly there than anywhere else. Most of the river dwellers’ and users’ lives around which Goran Dević structures his film are linked to the events of the Yugoslavian civil war and its ethnic and social conflicts. Even though it was more than two and a half decades ago, this historic period seems like a parallel reality which throws its shadows over the protagonists like a permanent trauma. On the Water is a poetic and political study about the changeability and constancy of people and spaces in which the dividing line between the two is permanently blurred. (Ralph Eue)

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