Original Title: Nenad
Genre: Documentary, film-essay
Duration: 22min
Year of Production: 2020
Country of Co-Production: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Screening Format: DCP 2K Flat
Colour: Colour
Language: French; Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Subtitles: English

Nenad is a worker at a train repair factory in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and as many young people around him, he plans to go to work and possibly permanently live in Slovenia. Between nostalgia for the homeland and dreams of a better life, the film explores the dilemmas that arise when you decide to leave your country.

Director: Mladen Bundalo
Screenplay: Mladen Bundalo; Lucie Fournier
Camera: Mladen Bundalo
Sound: Nebojša Marić, Jeanne Debarsy
Editing: Dhyaa Joda; Lou Vercelletto
Music: [machina]
Sound Editing: Hélène Clerc-Denisot
Mixing: Rémi Gerard
Graphic design: Pierre de Belgique
Producers: Pierre-Louis Cassou, Zoran Galić
Production: La tangente, Vizart Film

Božana Gnjatović
Nenad Gnjatović
Dario Rujević
Radomir Grbić
Dragan Inđić
Nebojša Marić
Dalibor Jokić

Festivals and screenings:
• Documentary film programme by IDFA at The Vondelpark Pavilion, Amsterdam, 2024
• Month of European Film, Doc Alliance and European Film Academy, online screening at, 2023
• Arrivals-Departures, exhibition screening at Museum of Contemporary Art of Republica Srpska in Banjaluka, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2023
• International Film Festival Transcending Borders – Paris, France [French premiere], 2023
• 21st Zagreb Film Festival, Festivals in the Spotlight programme, Zagreb, Croatia, 2022
• BL art, film screening, DKC Incel, Banja Luka, Bosnia, 2022
• Our liquid territories, Mayboom art space, Brussels, Belgium, 2022
• Millenium International Documentay Film Festival, official selection, Brussels, Belgium [Belgian premiere], 2022
• South East European Film Festival, official selection, Los Angeles, USA [USA premiere], 2022
• IDFF Punto De Vista 2022, competition programme, Pamplona, Spain, 2022
• 16th International short and Independent Film Festival Dhaka, competition programme, Dhaka, Bangladesh [Bangladesh premiere] 2022
• Winter Apricots: Prilep International Film Festival, Macedonia, 2021 • 10th BANEFF, Stockholm, Sweden [Swedish premiere], 2021
• 33 Aguilar International Film Festival, competition programme, Aguilar de Campoo, Spain [Spanish premiere], 2021
• International Film Festival Kinenova, Skopje, North Macedonia [N. Macedonian premiere], 2021
• 31th Film Festival Cottbus (special selection), Cottbus, Germany [German premiere], 2021
• 27th Auteur Film Festival - "Brave Balkans" programme, Belgrade, Serbia, 2021
• 27th MedFilm Festival - competition programme, Roma, Italy [Italian premiere], 2021
• 30th International Festival of Ethnological Film - competition programme, Belgrad, Serbia, 2021
• FEKK, Ljubljana Short Film Festival - Balkan competition programme, Ljubljana, Slovenia [Slovenian premiere], 2021
• VizArt screening and talk, CineStar Banjaluka, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2021
• 28 European Film Festival Palić [Serbian premeire], 2021
• 14 Mediterranean Film Festival Split - short competition programme, Split, Croatia [Croatian premeire], 2021
• 44th Norwegian Film Festival - International competition [Norwegian premeire], Grimstad, Norway, 2021
• GoShort - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen - documentary competition, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2021
• IDFA - short documentary competition programme [International Premiere], Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020
• 26th Sarajevo Film Festival - documentary competition programme [World Premiere], Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 2020

IDFA announcment (link)
Review by Kevin Giraud for (link)
Interview with Nick Cunningham for (link)
Review/rating by the film critic Neil Young (link)
Top 5 shorts of the 2020 -

Biography of Director:
Mladen Bundalo was born in 1986 in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Graduated visual arts in Banja Luka (BiH) and video, multimedia and performing arts in Brno (CZ). An interdisciplinary artist working on a visual, dialogical, and auto-ethnographical system addressing movement, exchange, value, inflation, temporality and uncertainty, as nodal categories in the experience of modern society. Participated in over hundred international art-projects, exhibitions, screenings and residencies. Member of the “Tač.ka” art group. Lives and works in Brussels (BE).

Filmography of Director (as Director):
• 2021, “Hypermigrations”, video-essay
• 2020, “Nenad”, film-essay
• 2018, “Hyperinflation”, animation-essay
• 2018, “Chronique d’un printemps”, video-essays
• 2015, “Why do you want to marry?”, short experimental film
• 2012, ”How is in Vienna?”, video-essay

Poster: download poster