In Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, every day for over two hundred years, divers have plunged from the Stari Most, the “old bridge,” which was built in the 16th century. The tradition is handed down from generation to generation and didn't stop during the war, even though the bridge was destroyed in 1993. A few of the divers carry the signs of the conflict on their bodies and in their minds, while a young group, in search of the perfect form, think about the future. An intimate and exclusive view of the life of a group of men who embody the history and feelings of the population to which they belong.
(Rome, Italy, 1970), also known as Dandaddy, directs TV programs, experimental videos, and, above all, musical video clips. He has collaborated with some of the most popular Italian independent singers, such as I cani, Marta Sui Tubi, Baustelle, and Calcutta. I tuffatori (2020) is his debut film as a director.
I tuffatori (doc, 2020).
“I first met the divers during my holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 years ago. They were a tourist attraction and I felt the need to know them better, entering their community and understanding who they were. I've been shooting for 4 years, traveling to Mostar several times. They accepted me in their community like one of them. Soon they appeared to me like symbols of their city and their country, carrying in their minds and bodies the signs of their history.”