Based on a true story from the war in Bosnia, a mother is forced to drown an elderly relative (as an act of mercy) in order to save her children from certain doom.
THE STREAM is part of a trilogy of short, award-winning, political films that are connected through the theme of water. The stories are told visually with minimal use of dialogue. They are not silent films as music and other general sounds help to underline and expand the story.
Parts two and three (also available in this archive) are entitled THE LAKE (9 minutes) and THE BRIDGE (11 minutes).
Award: "BEST BLACK & WHITE FILM" 39th CORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 1994
Invited to Official Competition Program: 51st VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 1994
FORMAT: 35mm Anamorphic (aka CinemaScope)
Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
Negative: Agfa,Pan 250
Music: György Kurtág
Location: Former East Germany north of Berlin near Schluft in Brandenburg, Germany.