Looking for Horses, a film by Stefan Pavlović

We are very happy to announce that Looking for Horses by Stefan Pavlović is the winner of the Burning Lights Competition at Visions du Réel 2021.

Looking for Horses  
by Stefan Pavlović
The Netherlands/Bosnia and Herzegovina/France
2021, 88 minutes

Production: artTrace
in coproduction with KAMEN Artist Residency and Momento Films
Producer: Koštana Banović
Sales and distribution: Lightdox

Looking for Horses is a film about a friendship between the filmmaker and a fisherman who lost his hearing during the Bosnian war and retreated to a lake to live in solitude. The filmmaker, son of Bosnian parents, struggles to communicate as he lost his mother-tongue due to a heavy stutter and growing up with many different languages. Despite their hearing and speech limitations, a strong friendship unfolds between the young man and the veteran, as the fisherman shares his world of the lake. The camera mediates their growing bond. Taking the shape of a gentle western, Looking for Horses is a poetic documentary on trauma, survival, and connection.

World Premiere: Visions du Réel – April 2021

2021 FID Marseille (French Premiere)
2021 Sarajevo Film Festival (Regional Premiere)
2021 Festival International du Film de Nancy
2021 Beldocs (Serbian Premiere)

Corsica.Doc (Oct. 8-13), DOK Leipzig (Oct. 25-31)
Kasseler DocFest (Nov. 16-21), IDFA (Nov. 17-28)