I LOVE YU

Thematic focus on the Yugosphere

Anniversaries, as we know, are pretexts to talk about today, but in a way that takes it from afar. Twenty years after NATO’s military intervention in the former Yugoslavia, we read this anniversary as an invitation to look in that area for a handful of stories that could tell us what it means to meet the Other. Not a generic Other, rather what you would approach by looking, offering, asking for love. The intent is not to bring back the remains of the past, but to look straight into the eyes of today, here and now.

What links these stories together is the pure and simple sincerity in asking the truth about love, as well as the urgency to find answers, which are all inevitably – and fortunately – partial, subjective and unquestionable. However, these answers are also the only way through which we can reach our dreams and desires.
I love YU is a journey through an area that analysts today call Jugosfera, following
the oscillations of a magnetic needle that points towards an indefinable feeling. So don’t ask us to bring you home safely.

Curated by Matteo Zadra

Lovebox

Ivan Turković-Krnjak
Croatia | 2018 | 14’25”| Fiction

Without love

Duma Dina
Macedonia | 2018 | 11’19” | Fiction

Before the flags

Sanja Bistričić
Croatia | 2017 | 12’43” Documentario

Dah

Ermin Bravo
Bosnia-Herzegovina | 2018 | Fiction | 13’30”

Dance of love

Leo Černic
Slovenia | 2018 | 5’38” | Animazione

VICOLO ARCO

SATURDAY 20th JULY
h. 10:30 p.m.

LIDO

TUESDAY 23rd JULY
h. 11:00 p.m.