documentary film, 2014, 8 min (director's cut 17 min), b/w, Dolby, 35 mm
CREDITSdirectorSergei LoznitsacameramanOleg Mutu R.S.C.sound designerVladimir Golovnitzkiy editorDanielius Kokanauskisco-poductionAtoms&VoidpoductionCinétévé - Obala Art Center
SYNOPSISREFLECTIONS is the part of the film THE BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO. 13 European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins offer exceptional singular styles and visions. REFLECTIONS shows life in contemporary Sarajevo, as reflected through glass covers of the black-and-white photographs of its’ defenders, taken by the Bosnian photographer Milomir Kovačević in 1992 during the siege of the city.
FESTIVALS & AWARDSOfficial Selection Special ScreeningsFestival de Cannes, France, 2014
Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa’s Reflections ranks, together with the closing short, Quiet Mujo from Swiss director Ursula Meier, as the best the omnibus has to offer. Loznitsa, who’s recently made such fiction features as My Joy and In the Fog, here returning to his documentary roots for a short that’s extremely simple and elegant in its execution, as it shows photographs of soldiers during the wars that would lead to the breakup of Yugoslavia, superimposed on shots of the sunny streets of Sarajevo, effectively inviting the audience to contemplate what these men fought for but also what was destroyed or got suspended for the long duration of the war. Boyd van Hoeij, www.hollywoodreporter.com