Director: Stefan Malešević
Duration: 78 min
Country: Bosnia și Herzegovina
Gorani people live in Gora, in the south of Kosovo. They are Muslims who speak a Slavic language. Throughout the years they were always used for political games of power between the surrounding nations (Serbs, Macedonians, Bulgarians, Albanians, Bosnians…). This is the first film that deals with the way these people are, not who they are or who they belong to. Given the fact the women are forbidden to be filmed, “Gora” explores this rich culture through the everyday rituals of Gorani males in their streets, mosques, pubs; with their rich herds of cows, sheep and shepherd dogs. They work, talk, dance, play music, preach, pray and sing as the mountains around and above them constantly remind how ephemeral their existence is.
Stefan Malešević (1989-) was born and raised in Belgrade, where he graduated at the Advanced School of Electrical Engineering. During studies he received the state scholarship and served as the chair of the Serbian Student Section of the Audio Engineering Society. Upon graduation, he enrolled in the PhD film.factory program in Sarajevo where he developed and produced several projects under the mentorship of Bela Tarr and other guest lecturers invited by Tarr (Gus van Sant, Fred Kelemen, Tilda Swinton, Carlos Reygadas, Cristian Mungiu, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Agniezska Holland…)