It is said that one can define a country through its politicians, but one can also define it through its aphorisms. Described as ‘sharp proverbs with a twist’, satirical aphorisms are the best antidote to life Serbia has to offer. They appear everywhere – in booklets, newspapers, slang, graffiti, street protests, screenplay lines. Their authors: ordinary people with an exceptional talent for observation and wordplay. Their consumers: an otherwise dejected general public. Their goal: demystifying commentary, empowering subversion, intellectual consolation. Using creative narration and satirical documentary footage, Goodbye, How Are You?introduces the viewers to the uplifting world of Serbian satirical aphorisms, and rediscovers the importance of images through the power of words and vice versa.
Boris Mitić is a documentary filmmaker from Belgrade, Serbia. Mitić worked as a professional journalist when he decided to buy a camera and make his first film Pretty Dyana on his own, using a home computer for production. He also directed UNMIK Titanik, a documentary about 100 people who couldn't leave their UN-protected building for over four years. Mitić encourages copyleft distribution of his films.
Pretty Dyana (2003), UNMIK Titanik (2004), Goodbye, how are you? (2009)