In 1992, a wave of refugees from the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina reached Denmark. With 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 decisions on their asylum applications. Among them was a young 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 this ship filled with echoes of the war ¿ plus music, sports, girls and all the other things that make up an adolescence.
The film premiered at the Berlinale and won a readers’ prize from the Tagesspiegel newspaper. Tomic debuted as a director with My Lost Generation (2009), which screened at a number of festivals, including CPH:DOX. Tomic graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2009.
Selma Jusufbegovic, Srdjan Keca