Borderline Lovers

documentary feature by Miroslav Mandić

Bosnia & Herzegovina / Czech Republic / Slovenia, 2005, color, 84′.

Premiered at Official Selection Locarno Film Festival, Video Competition

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Synopsis

Anesa & Dragan

According to their national backgrounds, Anesa lives in the Eastern part of Mostar and Dragan in the Western. They both are into motorbikes, tattoos and having fun. But their parents…

Ozrenka & Marko

How could a Croatian woman form Dubrovnik possibly have met a Montenegrian whose compatriots were attacking her city not long ago? Yet, they have been meeting each other on the boarder between two countries the last three years.

Adila & Velibor

A couple form Sarajevo’s Dobrinja neighbourhood. His father was in the Serbian Army, her family under siege on the other side. Not one member of either family attended their wedding. But, their struggle is now different – how to make a living.

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Crew:

Uloge: Anesa i Dragan, Ozrenka i Marko, Adila i Velibor
Music: Saša Lošić
Director of Photography: Mirsad Herović, Erol Zubčević
Editor: Miralem Zubčević, Krasimira Veličkova
Screenplay: Miroslav Mandić
Director: Miroslav Mandić
Producers: Amra Bakšić Čamo, Miroslav Mandić
Produced by: SCCA/pro.ba, Filmostovje

Festivals:

  • Munich (Filmfest) 2006

    GOLDEN LETTER AWARD,

    for best documentary film

  • Indianapolis 2006 (competition)
  • Los Angeles 2006 – Southeast European Film Festival
  • Linz 2006 (Crossing Europe)
  • Prague 2006 (Febiofest)
  • Ljubljana 2006 (Documentary Film Festival)
  • Belgrade 2006 (Fest)
  • Chicago 2005 – documentary competition
  • Sarajevo 2005 (Regional Documentary Program)

    HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD, Special Jury Prize

  • Locarno 2005 (Video Competition)

Biography

After graduating from Columbia University Film Division in New York (MFA in directing and screenwriting),Miroslav Mandic made a short ‘Workers’ Marriage’ (1985). The film won Grand Prix Golden Dragon at Cracow International Film Festival, and several other awards at major short film festivals.His feature film ‘Walking on the Water’ (1987, original title ‘Zivot Radnika’) has won Grand Prix at Strasbourg IFF. TV series ‘Top Chart of Surrealists’ (1989-90, original title ‘Top Lista Nadrealista’), a political comedy which he co-wrote and directed in the style resemblant of ‘The Monty Python Circus’, was the most popular TV show in ex-Yugoslavia.From 1995-2002, he directed numerous documentaries for Czech Television. ‘borderline lovers’ (2005), is his first feature length documentary.

Filmography:

1983 RAINBIRD

1985 WORKER’S MARIAGE

1988 WALKING ON THE WATER

1989-90 TOP CHART OF SURREALISTS – tv

2005 BORDERLINE LOVERS – doc.