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The winner of Best Direction Award at Locarno Film Festival. An emotional film about the piercing experiences of three interpreters of the Yugoslavia Tribunal in The Hague.

In Flow of Words follows the narratives of three interpreters of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. They were born and raised in Yugoslavia and lived through the war in the 90s. In The Hague, they interpreted shocking testimonies from witnesses, victims and perpetrators, without ever allowing their own emotions, feelings and personal histories to be present. Contrary to their position in the courtroom, this film places their voices and experiences centre stage. In Flow of Words is the short film candidate for the European Film Awards.

The Netherlands | 2021 | 22 min

PRODUCTION: Manon Bovenkerk – near/by film

CAST: Alma Imamovic Ivanov, Besmir Fadhic, Nenad Popovic Pops

SCREENPLAY: Eliane Esther Bots


SOUND: Sergio Gonzalez Cuervo

Friday 22.4. / 13:15h / ZAAL 2

Special Guest: Filmmakers Kristina Daurova, Eliane Esther Bots, Alma Imamovic


Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland 2021 – World Premiere, Best Direction Prize (Pardi di Domani) – BONALUMI Engineering & Short Film candidate for the European Film Awards | New York Film Festival, 2021 | Vancouver International Film Festival, 2021 | Hamptons International Film Festival, 2021 – Best Documentary Short Film | IDFA, 2021

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