Cinemarkt - THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD
NAJSREЌNIOT ČOVEK NA SVETOT / Mo 23.10.2023, 7 pm
THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD (NAJSREЌNIOT ČOVEK NA SVETOT)
Teona Strugar Mitevska – MK/BE/SL/DK/HR/BA 2022 / 100' / Bosnian with engl. subtitles
Asja and Zoran, both in their mid-40s, meet one another on a Saturday afternoon at a speed dating event in Sarajevo in a brutalist hotel from the 1980s. A jaunt to a retro-futuristic setting where a retro-futuristic event is taking place. In successive rounds, couples ask each other guided questions about favourite colours and tastes and preferred seasons. In choreographed narrative flows, curtains then fall between the participants, round by round, revealing painful ordeals from their past. Tensions between sympathy and guilt loom like chasms in Sarajevo, which was besieged for 1425 days between 1992 and 1996. Teona Strugar Mitevska tells a story based on true events, a story about chance encounters that revive bygone traumas. NAJSREЌNIOT ČOVEK NA SVETOT is about the impossibility of connections, about the amorphous perpetuation of war, about love and absurdity. A cinematic love poem to a city and its open wounds.
The screening will be framed by a perfomance of Sanja Lasić.
A screening in cooperation with Kaleidoskop – Film und Freiluft am Karlsplatz.
Cinemarkt is an event of Brunnenpassage in cooperation with Volxkino.