top of page

Title. Speak so I can see you

Genre. documentary feature

Year. November 2019
Duration.  73'
Production houseBilbok

Co-production. Set Sail Films, Restart

Countries of production. Serbia, Croatia, Qatar

Supported byFilm Center Serbia, Eurimages (Lab Project Award, 2017), DOHA Film Institute, Yle

World sales: Square Eyes
Educational sales: Collective Eye Films

Director and Writer. Marija Stojnić

Producers. Marija Stojnić, Miloš Ivanović

Cinematographer. Dušan Grubin

Editors. Kristina Poženel, Ivan Vasić

Sound designer. Ivan Zelić

Co-producers. Vanja Jambrović, Tibor Keser
Sales&Festivals. Wouter Jansen/Square Eyes

Featuring radiophonic piece “Jezik” by Svetlana Maraš

Original composition in the film: “Arhiva” by Filip Mitrović

Conjuring reality and wonder, “Speak so I Can See You” takes us to a seemingly different era, by exploring the world of Radio Belgrade. One of Europe’s oldest radio stations and a true institution of the city, the station still broadcasts original programming and helps keep history, culture and critical thought, as well as ever- relevant questions about ourselves and the world, from slipping out of memory and mind.
Set at the intersection of an observational documentary and a unique sensory experience, the film conjures everyday scenes at the station and immersing interludes exploring the relationship between sound and the space it inhabits. Through a synesthetic blend of sounds, words, notes, echoes and light, we are taken into a unique cinematic soundscape that doubles as a love letter to radiophonic art and its disarming insight into what makes us remember, understand, think, discover, and feel.

Currently streaming at: DA Films

Past Festivals and Screenings.

  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands (20 November – 1 December, 2019) IDFA First Appearance Competition

  • MoMA’s Doc Fortnight, United States (5 – 19 February, 2020)
    Official Selection

  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece (6 – 15 March, 2020)
    Open Horizons

  • Dok.fest München, Germany (6 – 17 May, 2020)

  • Underhill Fest, Montenegro (16 – 23 June, 2020)
    Regional Selection, Special Jury Mention

  • Atlántida Film Fest (27 July – 27 August, 2020)

  • Melbourne International Film Festival (6 – 23 August, 2020)

  • Dokufest, Prizren (7 – 15 August, 2020)
    Regional competition

  • 제천국제음악영화제 Jecheon International Music and Film Festival (13-17 August, 2020)
    International competition

  • Beldocs – International Documentary Film Festival, Serbia (3 – 10 September, 2020)
    National Competition & Opening Film, Won: Grand Prix

  • ZagrebDox - International Documentary Film Festival, Croatia (4 – 11 October, 2020)
    Regional competition
  • Tirana International Film Festival, Albania (19 – 25 September, 2020)
    Documentary competition

  • Imagine Science Film Festival, United States (16 – 23 October, 2020)
    Retroactive competition

  • FONOMO Music & Film Festival, Poland (14 - 17th October, 2020)

  • Escales Documentaires-International Festival Of Creative Documentary, France (5 – 11 November, 2020)
    International Competition, Special Jury Mention

  • Listapad Minsk International Film Festival, Belarus (6 – 13 November, 2020)
    Main Documentary Competition

  • Cinema Verite - Iran International Documentary Film Festival, Iran (December,2020),
    World’s Section

  • VAFS, Valjevski filmski susreti Central Serbia (10-13 December), Official Selection

  • Yle - limited VoD and TV broadcasts in Finland (8th - 13th of February 2021)

  • The Institute of Contemporary Arts London, ICA, April 27th - May 4th, 2021

  • Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia, 29. April, 2021, 7pm

  • Caracasdocs – Festival de Cine Documental, Venezuela (22nd – 30th November, 2021)
    International Competition, Won: Best film

  • St. Andrews Film Festival, Scotland (22nd - 28th November, 2021)
    International competition, Won: The Saint Andrew Award for Best Film, The Winston Ryder Award for Best Sound



The Guardian - Tuning in to a radio station’s soul - Phil Hoad
All the must-see music films at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival - Arielle Richards, Beat

ExBerliner - Highlights from DOK.fest Munich – David Mouriquand

IDA - IDFA 2019: Telling Truths and Meeting Friends – Patricia Aufderheide
Cineuropa - Review: Speak So I Can See You – Davide Abbatescianni

Interview: Marija Stojnić • Director of Speak So I Can See You – Vladan Petkovic

  • Facebook
bottom of page