Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom 2021 – Director: Matthew Somerville – Original language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene – Subtitles: English, None

The ancient Sava runs like a thread through regions and towns of former Yugoslavia. It observes, makes comments and reveals deep insights. It gathers conversations with people that it once connected and now separates. Atmospheric images of nature meet real ways of life, presented experimentally from the point of view of the Sava. Pure poetry! Selime Schauer-Altinbilek

We present the German premiere of the film.


Writer: Mira Furlan. Camera: Dan McCrum. Sound: Rick Blything. Editing: Gorjan Atanasov. Music: Robin Schlotermeier. Production: SAVA FILMS. Producer: Tibor Keser. Length: 74 min. International Sales: SAVA FILMS

No youth rating


Matthew Somerville

A British filmmaker and photographer, Matthew graduated with a degree in photography from Falmouth University in Cornwall, and in 2013 founded the London-based production company Sava Films as well as the filmmaking collective configure/disfigure. He is particularly interested in socially motivated documentaries.


SAVA, RS/HR/SI/BA/GB 2021, 74 min.
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