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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

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.

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

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