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
Croatia | 2018 | 14’25”| Fiction
Macedonia | 2018 | 11’19” | Fiction
Croatia | 2017 | 12’43” Documentario
Bosnia-Herzegovina | 2018 | Fiction | 13’30”
Slovenia | 2018 | 5’38” | Animazione