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Sarajevo Songs Of Woe

Project information

Talent Irfan Brkovic
Role of participant Cinematographer
Director Fred Kelemen
Status finished

Production details

Running time 140 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2017
Countries of Production Bosnia And Herzegovina , Germany
Production Companies
Obala Art Centar
MASAKH films
Talents Sarajevo

still / picture for Sarajevo Songs Of Woe
still / picture for Sarajevo Songs Of Woe
still / picture for Sarajevo Songs Of Woe


“SARAJEVO SONGS OF WOE” is a filmic triptych containing of the two tales (“Blue Ballad for Lovers” / “Blue Rondo for Survivors”) and the connecting middle part “Blue Psalm for Wolves” flowing into each other and so being united and building up one universal mosaic of life situated in the town of Sarajevo. In long, uncut shots the camera follows different protagonists and interweaves with their cinematic round-dance of hope and despair, love and death.
“BLUE BALLAD FOR LOVERS” At the same spot, where Gavrilo Princip shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria 100 years afore, a young man is standing shooting moments of random beauty with his video camera.
Torn up by his endangered love for his seriously mobility impaired girlfriend and his desire for vitality and independence, in the turmoil of this disoriented town he continues his struggle to find a dignified way of life saving love from dying.

Participation in international festivals / awards

21st Sarajevo Film Festival, 2015
32.​ ​Warsaw​ ​Film​ ​Festival,​ ​2017