Speak So I Can See You

  • Marija Stojnić
  • Serbia, Croatia, Qatar
  • 2019
  • 73 min
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for First Appearance
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This sometimes observational, sometimes abstract experimental film is all about radiophonic sound—its power and beauty, and its role in today’s world. The title comes from a quote attributed to Socrates. The story follows Radio Belgrade, one of Europe’s oldest and Serbia’s only radio station that still broadcasts cultural, scientific, art and drama programming. Like a time capsule from a different era, the building reveals the glory of its Yugoslav past as we witness its inevitable modernization.

We see the announcers and musicians who make the broadcasts, and we follow the radio signal itself as it makes its way through the ether to the listener. And then there are the tangible archives, the endless racks of audio tapes, which make way for new, sometimes invisible media.

Music, memories, reflections on the function and impact of language, indefinable but somehow meaningful sounds, and archive footage all come together to form this audiovisual poem. A love letter to old-school radio, and a journey into the intangible world of radiophonic sound and its transformative power.

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Speak So I Can See You (Press & Industry Screening: Speak So I Can See You)
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Fri 22 November - 11:00 - 12:16
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Fri 22 November - 19:15 - 20:45
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Sun 24 November - 18:45 - 20:15
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Wed 27 November - 10:15 - 11:45
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Thu 28 November - 13:15 - 14:33
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Sat 30 November - 21:45 - 23:03
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Credits

  • 73 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: Serbian, English
Director
Marija Stojnić
Production
Marija Stojnić for Set Sail Films, Bilboke, Milos Ivanovic for Set Sail Films, Bilboke
Co-production
Set Sail Films and Restart
Cinematography
Dušan Grubin
Editing
Kristina Pozenel, Ivan Vasić
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IDFA history

2019
World Premiere
IDFA Competition for First Appearance
2018
IDFAcademy Summer School Editing

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