31. 8. 2023 | VideoGarden.12

Screening and talk
Thursday, 31 August 2023, 8 pm
Inner courtyard of Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana



Authors: Dalibor Barić, Ana Hušman, Miro Manojlović, Ollie Magee, Pekka Sassi, Alexander Stewart
Curator: Vanja Andrijević
Duration: 70 min


Bonobostudio is a company specialised in the production and distribution of short animated and experimental films. It was founded in Zagreb in 2008 as a place for creativity and innovation in experimental animation. Films in this selection represent their filmmakers’ bold and playful spirit, deconstructing and reconstructing narratives and exploring topics ranging from deceptive memory to illusive reality.

Rule No. 5: Shadow Your Man Closely (Pravilo broj 5: Pomno pratite svog čovjeka) / Miro Manojlović / Croatia / 2023 / 10’

Rule No. 5: Shadow Your Man Closely assembles a film loop collage from Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. train scene. One shot becomes the base for specific editing procedures through which the film narrative is reconstructed, creating a new plot.

Football (Nogomet) / Ana Hušman / Croatia / 2011 / 14’45”

While investigating the boundaries between commitment and sincere enthusiasm of football commentators and the technique of using their voice, this film reconstructs the goal called The Hand of God scored by Diego Armando Maradona during the match between Argentina and England at the World Cup in Mexico in 1986.

Here There (Tu tamo) / Alexander Stewart / Croatia, USA / 2015 / 4’40”

Here There gives graphic form to memory’s malleable, straying lines. It begins as a traveller’s sketchbook, drawn in Croatia in the summer of 2014, but details soon fade into abstract impressions on the edges of memory. This film is a reduction to the essence, a condensed feeling of one place and time.

Amnesiac on the Beach (Amnezijak na plaži) / Dalibor Barić / Croatia / 2013 / 23’45”

In a dead and void dystopian world, there is a place where no one exists anymore, and everyone is just their hallucination on the verge of disappearing.

Nod. Wink. Horse. / Ollie Magee / UK / 2020 / 4’42”

A film behind a horse. Obscuring the narrative. My act of self-destruction.

The Suburb Within (Sisäinen lähiö) / Pekka Sassi / Finland / 2009 / 11’20”

A film about communication, narration and presence. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called present.”



Vanja Andrijević is the managing director and founder of Bonobostudio, a company focused on the production, distribution and promotion of animated and experimental films. Besides her distributor work, she produced over 30 short films and organised and coordinated various events, promotional activities, screenings and workshops. She served as a jury member and a member of selection committees at several international film festivals, including Annecy and Animafest Zagreb.

The talk will be held in English language. In case of rain, the screening will be held in the gallery.

Free admission


Cover image: Brina Vidic

Organisation: SCCA-Ljubljana/DIVA Station, Škuc Gallery, Bonobostudio

Supported by: Ministry of Culture RS, City of Ljubljana – Department of Culture