24/08/2017 Mediterranean film festival
“23 Grams”: Screening of a beautiful and hard life story
“The film is full of beautiful and hard things, as the life itself is”, said Robert Bubalo before the screening of his film “23 Grams” that was held on Thursday evening in the Open air cinema of the Mediterranean Film Festival.  

This is the story of Borna, director Robert Bubalo’s son, who does not talk or eat and about his parents who are every day troubled with the question – how to feed their son.

“Nobody in B&H and Croatia was born with this diagnosis after him, and he is 18 now. In this film we are showing only one segment of his struggle for life, and that is his constant rejection of eating on his mouth”, said Bubalo.

This is the last film shot by Vedran Šamanović, who passed away during the filming.

The second cinematographer was Toni Ćorić. Maja Domić was in charge of the script, Marijo Vukadin edited and produced the film. Co-producer is Tomislav Topić is, and the sound editor is Tomisalv Bubalo.

The director thanked, among the others, the B&H Foundation for Cinematography, which financed the project.

The second day of the Mediterranean Film Festival, that is taking place till August 26, presented nine short films made by BH authors in the program “BH Short Nine”, while the feature documentary competition screened “Eternals”, film about wandering and fleeing, on the borders of Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan and “The Taste of Cement”, film about Syrian construction workers who are building a skyscraper in Beirut while at the same time their own houses at home are being shelled. The documentary “A Feeling Greater than Love” about Lebanese demonstrations was also screened within the competition program.

Five short documentaries were screened within short competition program, and the evening was reserved for the open air cinema screening of the film “Communion”, which was presented within HBO Adria program. 

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