During the siege of Sarajevo, for many people the only connection to the outside world was a secret passage. Once, the tunnel represented the last chance for a choir to leave the besieged city for a European tour.
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That was a beautiful short indeed. Loved the trick of the mad dog scaring the sickly cow so much that she'd stand up and lick the salty 'fur' of the new born calf. Very cute indeed. And the kid whistling and everyone ducking 'cause they thought they were falling bombs? Lol. Within the horror of war - humor, hope and humanism. Liked that.
"you know, I've fallen in love with you" -- Savage dogs will save a dying mother.... The songs of Heaven will muffle the cacophony of War while we bear witness to the dawn of new Life... Oh, war metaphors! -- Nothing revives the will-to-beauty like abject horror.
For me, this film was one of the most considerate uses of what I’m assuming is an allegorical vignette about the nuanced emotions one feels when surrounded by warfare. This momentary glimpse into several characters being affected by the the siege of Sarajevo carries so much weight. Stefan’s attention to the various nuanced emotions and elements of his story world is staggeringly astute.
Incredible short film. I almost regret it not being a feature, but the story after all is within these emotional fifteen minutes and these fifteen minutes alone. The lighting is astounding and the look is so liquid despite the gritty environment of the Bosnian war.