Archive of films Regained Memory / Regained Memory

Netherlands / Bosnia and Herzegovina
2018, 51 min

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Year: 2018

Fading memories and tough responsibilities that require a clear head, since following one’s heart isn’t enough. These are problems that weigh down upon Amir, a recently widowed man. A perceptive film about the parallels between childhood and parenthood, and about a past we have to accept so we can fully appreciate the present.


Memories that fade too fast and duties that are hard to take on if you don’t have a clear head – following one’s heart isn’t enough. These problems weigh down upon Amir, who has recently become a widower. The realisation that he can’t remember his late wife's face becomes a turning point that induces him to start delving into the past, into his childhood. Stijn Bouma’s thoughtful film reminds us how important it is to accept our own past so we can fully appreciate the present.

Anna Kořínek (Purkrábková)

About the director

Stijn Bouma. Filmography: Lejla (2017, short), Regained Memory (2018, medium-length)


Alchemic Film
Isingstraat 202, 2522 KG, Den Haag
Tel: +316 816 772 18
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Director: Stijn Bouma
Screenplay: Stijn Bouma
Dir. of Photography: Lukas de Kort
Editor: Maarten Ernest
Production: Alchemic Film
Coproduction: Sarajevo Film Academy, Emina Ganić
Cast: Salih Palo, Maja Izetbegović, Izudin Bajrović
Contact: Alchemic Film


Stijn Bouma

Film Director

Ibrahim Karatay


Paul Oscar Kanter


Lukas de Kort

Director of Photography


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