Side Events 2022



Workshop Talk with Stefan Pavlović

From Filming Intimacy to Filming Intimately

14.05. | 3–5pm
Redaktion der Achte,
Albertgasse 13–15, 1080 Wien

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“What is the meaning of language as a mediator of closeness and is the camera a tool or agent that can live in between you and me?”

Looking for Horses is Stefan Pavlović’ first feature-length film and the result of his graduate studies at the Netherlands Film Academy in Artistic Research in and through Cinema titled, From Filming Intimacy to Filming Intimately, where he investigates how the cinema apparatus can overcome the limits of verbal language and how the camera can be a tool to practice intimacy with and through.

Looking for Horses engages with the growing friendship between the filmmaker himself and Zdravko, a fisherman he meets by a lake in Bosnia, who lost most of his hearing during the war in former Yugoslavia. 

Despite the lack of a common language between Zdravko and himself a friendship develops between the young filmmaker and the veteran, who shares with him his world of the lake filled with big catfish, wild horses, ample silence, and dangerous thunderstorms. 

Looking for Horses is a film about an unusual friendship, coming to terms with the past and the search for new ways of communication, where the camera becomes a tool to overcome the obstacles of their communication. 

Masterclass held in English.

Due to personal circumstances, the masterclass of Firouzeh Khosrovani unfortunately had to be cancelled.




Stefan Pavlović | France, Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021 | 88 Min. | OmeU