director’s statement

We live in the times when lack of empathy in interpersonal relations is one of the most acute problems in the world. Day after day, a brutal and ruthless neoliberalism is wreaking havoc on human relationships and compassion for the pain of the other, pushing the world into an all-out war. Empathy, compassion, sensitivity to the pain of other people, all this seems to be disappearing from the world map. I find it important to tell a story where human relationships fully come to life and where sensibility towards the other as an important value of our civilization is restored again. The world we're living in is the world of a deadlock. We're stuck in some kind of civilizational standstill from which it is impossible to escape without mutual understanding and respect for basic human and humanist values.

Vinko Möderndorfer