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Stitches
Original title:
Šavovi
Slovenian title:
Šivi
Section:
PERSPECTIVES
Country, year:
Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina , 2019
Length:
98
Directed by:
Miroslav Terzić
Screenplay:
Elma Tataragić
Cinematography:
Damjan Radovanović
Music:
Aleksandra Kovač
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
Serbian
Voting code:
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Cast:
Snežana Bogdanovic (Ana), Marko Bacovic (Jovan), Jovana Stojiljkovic (Ivana), Vesna Trivalic (Marija), Dragana Varagic (zdravnica), Pavle Cemerikic (Marko)
Awards:
Berlinale 2019 (Europa Cinemas Label Prize), Lecce 2019 (Best Screenplay), Las Palmas 2019 (Best Actress, Audience Award, CIMA Association Award), FEST Belgrade 2019 (Best Actress, Best Film in the Region, FIPRESCI Prize), Beijing 2019 (Best New Scre

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Description:
Featuring a protagonist who fights against the system in her quest for truth, Stitches exposes one of the greatest scandals in Serbia's recent history.
When seamstress Ana places a cake on the kitchen table, her adolescent daughter Ivana just shakes her head and turns away. Her husband Jovan also wants her to drop the subject. With this gesture, Ana celebrates the birthday of her son who, according to the hospital, died immediately after he was born. He would be 18 years old now. With obsession and perseverance, she is fighting one last time against the police, the bureaucracy and even her own family, in order to uncover the truth.

"There are over 500 families (in Serbia) that are trying to find their children. There are over 500 different stories and many more unheard voices. I've decided to tell one of them." (Miroslav Terzić)