Secret heart

Documentary, 30 minutes, Germany/Sweden

Directed by Johanna Aust
Produced by Johanna Aust & Carolina Hellsgård / FLICKFILM GbR

with development funding from Film i Jönköping
and production funding from BKM


Premiere at the Tempo Documentary Festival on the 11th of March!
Nominated for the Tempo Short Award


SECRET HEART is a personal documentary about an unfulfilled love story and second chances.
In 1991 Ilija was sent to Sweden by his father in order to escape from the Yugoslav army. I was a melancholic 18-year-old about to graduate from high school. 23 years later we reconnect. We compare our memories and how our lives developed from that point on. I try to ask all the questions I didn’t dare to ask before. Then things take a dramatic turn.
by Johanna Aust