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.
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.
This is an excellent short film. It's brilliance relies on putting together several elements of one same situation. The unusual situation itself may provoke some fun amusement for the unexpected scenario, and also some reflection depending on the approach you gonna take whether it's the bombs of war, the ingenious vet or the cow's.
In times of conflict many filmmakers reach for the sentimentalised allegory. This heavy-handed piece sees cows, mad dogs and choristers all playing their part in the continuation of life, even amidst a warzone. The titular condition hints at the twisted nature of the Balkans conflict. This feels very much like one of those prestige projects tailor-made for a middle-class, film festival public.