Directed by Petra Seliškar, documentary, 92 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Petra Seliškar
“lIlness is not an enemy”—G. Deleuze
Urška recalls the day when she dived into Lake Prespa in the middle of the Macedonian mountains fifteen years ago. Her four-year-old daughter, Zoja, and her close friend Petra were waiting for her on the bank. She remembers swimming towards an island lying in the middle of the lake, trying to break free from her confused and dark thoughts. The next day Urška went into a coma. Waking up in a hospital she struggles to figure out who she was and what has happened. She didn't know that this is only the beginning of a medical ordeal that would last a decade. Fifteen years later, Urška and Petra go back to Lake Prespa. Urška is gradually putting her life puzzle together as the two friends rewind the film of the events, replaying the tumultuous journey of Urška’s relationship with herself. They go back to Urška’s diary, where she recorded her organic journey from a desire to get rid of her body to the mysterious learning of self-reconciliation. Can she accept this change to her body and her mind, and come to accept and love herself again?
Combining realistic and poetic elements, this powerful and visually captivating observational documentary intertwines the protagonist's past with her present while touching on the questions of resilience and acceptance, life and death, disease and health, and the interconnection of body and mind.
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