For Those Who Can Tell No Tales


Year: 2013
Run Time: 75 minutes

Kym Vercoe travels from Sydney to Sarajevo one summer. Pleased to be touring the Balkans independently, she creates a chatty video journal. A favorite place is Višegrad in Bosnia, where she enjoys the 16th century Ottoman bridge across the Drina River. But at the lovely Vilina Vlas spa resort, she spends an inexplicably restless night. Back in Sydney, she discovers to her horror that, during the Bosnian War of the 90s, Višegrad was the site of a notorious Serbian campaign of ethnic cleansing. Into the beautiful Drina were dumped many bodies of Bosniak men, women, and children. Hundreds of women were raped and killed in the very hotel where Kym spent her sleepless night. Unable to shake off these images, Kym returns to Višegrad. As she moves around seeking ghosts from the past, she feels increasingly oppressed by the town’s living inhabitants. FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES is for all the Višegrad women who suffered and died. (In English and Bosnian with subtitles) —B.B.

CIFF38 Screenings

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Women of the World

George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Film Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Jasmila Žbanić

Damir Ibrahimović, Jasmila Žbanić

Kym Vercoe, Jasmila Žbanić, Zoran Solomun

Christine A. Maier

Yann Dedet

Principal Cast
Kym Vercoe, Boris Isaković, Simon McBurney

Director Bio
Jasmila Zbanic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. Her film "Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams" won the grand prize at the Berlin Film Festival.

Select Filmography
"Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams" (2006), "On the Path" (2010), FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES (2013)

Print Source

MPM Film

CIFF40 :: Save the Dates >

CIFF40 :: Save the Dates

CIFF40 will take place March 30 - April 10, 2016 at Tower City Cinemas and neighborhood screening locations!

Become A CIFF Member >

Become A CIFF Member

We have seven different levels of membership to choose from, so find the one that best fits your film appetite!

Sign up for our email newsletter

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • foursquare
  • iphone
  • android