Mexico: Up Next! – Morelia Winner Sergio Flores Thorija

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Flores Thorija’s ‘Bosnian Dream’ Wins Best Fiction Short at Morelia

MORELIA – A Mexican emigration drama, Sergio Flores Thorija’s Morelia Best Fiction Short winner is set in Bosnia and was made with the help of Bela Tarr’s Film.Factory student program. But it speaks about Mexico as well, Flores insists. Indeed, its merit is to observe a near universal phenomenon – dream if escape to a better life – in an effectively grounded and ironically observed story, set in Sarajevo, of hope and frustration.

Ivana, its perky protagonist well played by Ivana Vojinovic, is a young working-class Bosnian woman, who dreams of moving to America to live with her aunt. A child really ties you down, says her ex-rocker hairdresser as Ivana dyes her hair. So does a depressed couch potato mother as well, especially in a country with few state facilities for caring for the infirm, as is Ivana’s lot, who works in the kitchen of a restaurant to support her mother. One night at a bar, she meets a wary Texan guy who takes her back to her his hotel and rekindles her Bosnian dream.

Produced by Bela Tarr, Sergio Flores handled writing, and shred cinematography, editing duties and sound mixing duties. Movie was financed, however, by Mexico’s state entities Conaculta and Fonca.

Well-played by Ivana Vojinovic, set in a Sarajevo whose backstreets look like something out of the Middle Ages, “Bosnian Dream” is shot in static frames, capturing protagonist’s stasis. But for Flores it’s an ironical tale.

“This is a film about immigration. Young people in Bosnia are obsessed about immigrating to other parts of Europe and the U.S. Bosnia is the poorest country in Europe,” he told the Quadratin news agency.

“As Mexicans, we know the sacrifices and work involved in immigration. But for what? To be considered fifth-class citizens. Bosnia, like Mexico, might be poor but has wonderful things. My film’s suggesting that Bosnians, like Mexicans, should enjoy what they’ve got.”

“Bosnian Dream” weighs in at half an hour. Flores is now expanding it into a long-feature.

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