Witness, The


The Witness
reż|dir Mitko Panov | CH, MK, IE, HR | 2018 | 113 min
prod|pro Francine Lusser, Gérard Monier, Igor Nola, Jean-Luc Ormières, Mitko Panov scen|wr Mitko Panov, Wladyslaw Pasikowski, David Riker, Nora Fingscheidt zdj|ph Piotr Jaxa mon|ed Vladimir Grbevski ob|cast Bruno Ganz, Padraic Delaney, Natasa Petrovic, Marthe Keller, Gary Whelan, Refet Abazi, Vélibor Topic, Emir Hadzihafizbeg dys|dis Tipi'mages Productions


Vince Harrington, ambitious Junior Legal Officer, works in ICTY archives at The Hague. With lack of evidence to pinning down an alleged war criminal, Miro Pantic, Vince takes upon a self-assigned journey to a fictitious, ex- Yugoslav, country in order to obtain a pre-trial statement from an insider witness Nikola Radin, alias The General. It is not easy to find him. Vince takes upon himself to find Radin who, according to his information, lives in his ancestral village by the sea. The random encounter with Radin’s only daughter, Ines, is Vince’s lucky chance or so he thinks... It doesn’t take long for Vince to understand that his personal quest for justice and his drive for a career leap will become an ultimate journey of self-discovery.

Mitko Panov (1963) Director, screenwriter and producer. Panov taught Directing at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts - Graduate Film Program, The German State School in Munich (H.F.F.) and The University of Texas at Austin. He is a founding member of New York Film Academy and a creator of its core curriculum. Over the past two decades he has taught a new generation of film makers including Steven Mc Queen, Joshua Marston, John Hamburg, Malcolm Lee, Florian Gallenberger, Jonathan Jakubovicz and David Riker. His newly completed film, The Witness is third in the film trilogy dedicated to the wars in former Yugoslavia.

2018 Świadek|The Witness
2010 The War Is Over
2000 Comrades

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