English title: Dubrovnik - Walls of our Past
"We are alive. Everything else is a luxury."
Original title: Dubrovnik – murar av vår förflutna
“Vi lever – allt annat är lyx”
In October 1991 international opinion was aroused by the long siege of the medieval city of Dubrovnik by the Yugoslavian army. But when the enemy was forced to retreat the city disappeared behind a wall of indifference.
Although Antonia D. Carnerud has lived half her life abroad, she has her family roots in a village just north of Dubrovnik. Her closest relatives still live in and around this war-torn city. In the summer of 1993 she traveled to Dubrovnik with a film crew to find out what happened to her family and how she herself had been changed by the war, having only experienced it at a distance.
Thus, the film is not merely a portrait of a city and its people during war, it is also a journey through the Europe of our time, with its increasingly insistent questions about identity and alienation -- and also a deeply personal homecoming. Or, as she herself expresses it: "My brother Mario and I... A divorce, our parents', forced us apart. Another divorce, Europe's, brought us together."
Genre: Documentary Running time: 60‘ Ratio: 4:3
Original version (Croatian dialogue, Swedish narration) with ENGLISH subtitles
A film by Antonia Dubravka Carnerud
Director of photography: Fedor Vučemilović
Editor: Antonia D. Carnerud
Narration written by: Per Svensson
1st assistant director: Rajko Radovanović
Sound mixer: Dražen Šimić
Location manager: Tena Perišin
Original music: Davor Kajfeš
Trumpet solo: Goran Kajfeš
Other music: ZELENCI - Buco & Srđan (Lj. Pende - S. Gjivoje)
Advisers: Marianne Ahrne, Tytti Soila
Mixing: Roland Boon - RTBF
On-line editing: Vincent Gustin – RTBF, Florence Lombaerts - RTBF
Laboratory: FILM TEKNIK Stockholm
Financed by: Svenska Filminstitutet, Sweden, SVT - Kanal 1 Dokumentär, Sweden,
RTBF - Unité Documentaire Traces, Belgium
With the support of: DOCUMENTARY, MEDIA, European Communities
Produced by: ADC Sweet Movie, Sweden © 1994
International distribution/sales: Croatian Film Ltd.
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