We are very happy to announce that Looking for Horses van Stefan Pavlović
is the winner in the Burning Lights Competition at Visions du Réel 2021.
Looking for Horses
by Stefan Pavlović
The Netherlands/Bosnia and Herzegovina/France
2021, 88 minutes
Premiered at Visions du Réel, Nyon, 2021
Production: artTrace/KAMEN Artist Residency
Producer: Koštana Banović
Distribution: Momento Films
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.