by Miroslav Mandić

Objem, 2023, experimental, documentary, digital DCP, 1,77:1 (16:9), 25, c, 14 min

An olive is floating on the sea. We search for our essence in it. Waves spill over the rocks, resembling human breathing. Nature "thinks" and feels differently. For nature, we are only one of the elements, by no means the only or the main one. Ivy wraps itself around an old olive tree, like a hand, strangling it with its squeeze. Is that truly a hug of love?

Miroslav Mandić
Miroslav Mandić
Tina Glavič Novak
directors of photography
Tina Glavič Novak, Ivan Perić, Miroslav Mandić
music composers
Ana Kovačić, Darko Rundek
film editor
Andrej Nagode
sound designers
Samo Jurca, Julij Zornik
Hupa Brajdič - KUD Center 21
Udruga Kazimir, Filmostovje
Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Slovenian Film Centre
Hupa Brajdič - KUD Center 21
Miroslav Mandić

Miroslav Mandić was born in Sarajevo. He graduated in film directing and screenwriting from Columbia University in New York. After a brief career in his native Bosnia and Herzegovina, he emigrated to the Czech Republic during the war of the 1990s, where he directed numerous documentaries. Since 2005 he has lived and worked in Slovenia. Mandić wrote and directed Borderline lovers (2005, feature documentary), which premiered at Locarno IFF and won Golden Letter Award for best documentary at Munchen FF and Human Rights Award at Sarajevo FF. His fiction features Adria Blues (2013) and I Act, I am (2018) premiered at Karlovy Vary FF and Cairo FF, respectively. His latest fiction feature Sanremo (2020) has been screened at more than 20 international festivals, including Tallinn, Sao Paolo, Shanghai, Seattle and Melbourne. Sanremo was a Slovenian candidate for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film.

SFF - Sarajevo Film Festival, Competition Programme - Documentary Film, 2023