Last October snowboarder and filmmaker Elias Elhardt celebrated the premiere of his newest movie NARCIS. Together with Alex Tank Elias tells the story of Brezovica, a small mountain town in the war-torn Kosovo region. From today onwards his latest short-film is available in full length online for free.
In the midst of Kosovo, an area that’s haunted by war and ethnical conflicts, Elias Elhardt discovers the small winter sport resort Brezovica. With several abandoned hotels and lifts, time has seemingly stopped here since Yugoslavia’s breakdown over 20 years ago. Snowboard enthusiast Hamdi is one of the locals, who now want to breathe new life into this special place and share the passion for winter sport with the coming generations. He guides Elias through this forgotten world and reflects on the question, how a future can be built if the past still weighs so heavily.
Elias Elhardt says about NARCIS: „With the rise of nationalism across Europe, I wanted to make a film exploring how the division of countries and ethnicities draws communities apart and if a common passion for winter sports can serve as a platform to bring people together.”
Link movie: https://vimeo.com/383514704
Written & produced: Elias Elhardt
Directed: Alexander Tank & Elias Elhardt
Starring: Hamdi Hisari, Elias Elhardt, Benjamin Mohr, Alexander Tank