Klara, Dino and the Likic family are oscillating between daily life and the search for an occupation. Prospering in times of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and later Titoism, today a small former mining community rests under the veil of stagnation. The city struggles to recover from the aftermath of the Bosnian War, even after 20 years: Every second fit-for-work citizen has no employment. Wages are far from the existential minimum, and in spite of contracts made, it is always uncertain if and when the next payment will be received. Nevertheless this place, as is every inhabited space, is closely interwoven with intimate narratives, memories, hopes and dreams. It remains the home for its inhabitants as well as its emigrants.
MARKO MIJATOVIC was born in 1987 in Bosnia and studies at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. His films include: ADAS HOTELFILM (short, 2013), THE SPACE IS BEHIND THE BUILDINGS (2014), and STADT DER ELEFANTEN (2015).photos © Marko Mijatovic