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Stitches

Miroslav Terzić

Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina201997 MinSerbian

Subtitles: FR, EN, ES, DE, HU, IT, PL, PT, RO, UA

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An elegant hybrid of true-story exposé and slow-moving arthouse thriller, Serbian director Miroslav Terzić’s sober sophomore feature - STITCHES takes a familiar idea — a lone crusader taking on a corrupt system in pursuit of the truth — but delivers an unusually thoughtful, psychologically compelling character study.

- Variety -

Stitches

(Savovi)

Based on true events, STITCHES takes place in contemporary Belgrade, 18 years after a young seamstress was coldly informed of her newborn's sudden death. She still believes the infant was stolen from her. Dismissed by others as paranoid and with a mother’s determination she summons the strength for one last battle against the police, the hospital bureaucracy and even her own family to uncover the truth.

  • Berlinale
  • Europa Cinema Label - Panorama Audience Award (2nd Position)
  • Starring:  Snezana Bogdanovic, Marko Bacovic, Jovana Stojiljkovic, Vesna Trivalic, Dragana Varagic, Pavle Cemerikic
  • Production:  West End Productions
  • International Sales:  Cercamon

This psychological thriller writes a new chapter in the dark and recent history of Serbia. Beyond a woman’s personal odyssey, the filmmaker denounces a global system of trafficking and corruption.

- Olivier Père, Director of ARTE France Cinéma -

Miroslav Terzić

Director Miroslav Terzić was born in Belgrade in 1969. He graduated in International Law and attended post graduate studies at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the University of Belgrade. His first feature film, REDEMPTION STREET, won the heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor Uliks Fehmiu as well as Best Debut Film at FilmFestival Cottbus.He followed this up with the drama-thriller STITCHES (2019), which premiered at Berlinale Panorama.

There are over 500 families that are trying to find their children. There are over 500 different stories and many more unheard voices. I’ve decided to tell one of them.

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