DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Musical Traumas

Musical Traumas

Staccato confessions of music students reveal the field of tension between coercion, self-discipline and the overwhelming joy of making music. Miloš Tomić transforms his obsession with music schools by drawing visualised sounds and tragicomic miniature scenes. Educational tricks, idiosyncratic teachers’ spleens, recalcitrant violin strings, failing in the face of too-high expectations with tea cups on the back of one’s hand and a piano score – as if we had been there.

Nadja Rademacher


Original Title: Muzičke traume
Country: Serbia
Year: 2018
Language: Serbian
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 10 min.
Technique: Collage, Drawn, Cutout, Objects, Painting
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Miloš Tomić
Producer: Iva Plemić Divjak
Editor: Marko Simić
Animation: Miloš Tomić, Jelena Milunović, Vuk Palibrk, Marija Djordjević, Mario Kolarić
Music: Vladimir Chab
Sound: Mićun Jauković, Dako Puač
Script: Iva Brdar, Miloš Tomić

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.