Art has always been a clever way to access the memories and traumas of childhood. This is also true for Vladimir Tomic’s documentary self-portrait. Tomic was born in Yugoslavia right after Tito’s death, but fled during the war to Denmark, and while he was digging up the roots of his childhood, he could watch the images of his Bosnian countrymen in concentration camps on TV. In ‘My Lost Generation’, Tomic tells his own as well as his generation’s story by examining what a war can do to a human being. It’s a frightening project, but it’s only through filming that he can overcome his traumas. Fear, violence, scars and distrust are unavoidable premises for the identity-less director, who with his training background from the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts manages to communicate his experiences in a visual, raw and poetic way.
My Lost Generation
Denmark, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2009, 32', color, video