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Film still from THOSE SHOCKING SHAKING DAYS. The ruin of a house stands in the middle of an overgrown meadow.

Tue 20.09.

  • Director

    Selma Doborac

  • Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina / 2016
    88 min. / DCP / Original version

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Followed by a discussion with Selma Doborac, Moderated by Birgit Kohler

Which partisan unit would you join if you could choose between two possible styles of liberation? Can the critical contemplation of war be accomplished through poeticism or visuality? Do signs and sign systems collapse in the face of the impossible, the shocking, or do they just change? Selma Doborac's essay film THOSE SHOCKING SHAKING DAYS uses the Bosnian War of the 1990s to explore the representation of war and the extent to which atrocities can be depicted, if at all, by confronting its audience excessively with challenging questions. These appear on screen, embedded in soundless, static 16mm footage of destroyed houses overgrown with nature, or in amateur videos of the war. Others are posed off-screen to a black screen - the result and trigger of a critical reflection on images, for which there is currently unfortunately cause again. (Birgit Kohler)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media
  • Logo des Programms NeuStart Kultur