Looking for Horses,
a film by Stefan Pavlović

We are very happy to announce that Looking for Horses van Stefan Pavlović
(production by artTrace) is having its premiere at Visions du Réel, Nyon, in
the Burning Lights Competition, between 15-25 April 2021.   

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

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.