In 1992, a wave of refugees from the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina reached Denmark. With the existing refugee camps completely full, the Red Cross pulled a giant ship into the canals of Copenhagen. The ship, Flotel Europa, became a temporary home for a thousand people waiting for the decisions on their asylum applications. Among them, a 12-year-old boy, Vladimir, who fled Sarajevo together with his mother and older brother. They spent two years in the limbo of Flotel Europa. Two decades later, Vladimir Tomic takes us on a journey of growing up on a ship filled with echoes of the war.
Vladimir Tomic was born in 1980 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2009, he graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He lives and works in Copenhagen. Vladimir Tomic's art films are played out in the field of contemporary art and experimental documentation. FLOTEL EUROPA premiered in the Forum section at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2015. // Films (selection): ECHO (2005, short), THE VALLEY OF SHADOWS (2006, short), MY LOST GENERATION (2009, doc), UNFINISHED JOURNEYS (2012, doc), FLOTEL EUROPA (2015, doc / CE 15 Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary)
Denmark / Serbia 2015
DCP / color