Pravo Ljudski film festival newsletter (“Mimosas” Oliver Laxe, “The Event” Sergey Loznitsa)

Sergey Loznitsa, u svom novom radu „The Event“ odlučuje se vratiti u 1991 te prikazati nam pad režima SSSR-a. Kroz niz arhivskih snimaka redatelj nas uvodi u „Tri dana koja su potresla svijet“  te nas gledatelje smješta u poziciju običnih građana. Loznitsa nas šalje na ulice St. Petersburga u potragu za bilo kojim vidom informacije u momentima medijskog zatišja,  dok nam se djelovi ove kompleksne zagonetke otkrivaju putem letaka, javnih obraćanja i radijskih javljanja koja se prate na tranzistorima. Svakako, dokumentarističko iskustvo upotpunjeno je poticajem da sebi postavimo pitanja zašto istina nije servirana građanima, šta se stvarno dešavalo u ovim danima te kako je finalni ishod „Događaja“ oblikovao rusku današnjicu?

Sergey Loznitsa, in his new film decided to show us the events of „1991 Soviet coup d’état attempt“. Through a series of archive footage director introduces us to “Three days that shook the world” and places Us (The Audience) in role of ordinary citizens. Loznitsa than sends us to the streets of St. Petersburg in search for any kind of information, at the time of the media blackout, which is hidden in flyers, public speeches and radio reports that we follow trough pocket transistors. A documentary experience is completed by directors encouragement to ask ourselves why the truth was not served to citizens, what really happened in these days and how the final outcome of “ The Event” shaped present day Russia?

 

 

U svom drugom radu španski redatelj Oliver Laxe donosi nam iskustvo perzijske poezije, konvertirano na audio/vizualu domenu. Film „Mimoze“ vodi svoje gledatelje na spiritualno putovanje jednog šeika, pračenog karavanom, preko planine Atlas. Ovu jednostavnu premisu, poput modernog Rumija, redatelj uveličava dualnim karakterom dijaloga koji istovremeno nosi snagu na fizički i duhovni svijet. Simbolizmi se tu ne zaustavljaju, jer tri cijeline koje grade film, imenovane prema pozicijama u islamskoj molitvi bogu, ujedno daje nama, gledateljima, emotivno stanje likova kao i njihovo predstojeće pokrete. Laxe svoj rad dovodi do vrhunca veličanstvenim krajolicima Atlasa od kojih će i najveći skeptici filma ostati oduševljeni.

 

 

In his second work Spanish director Oliver Laxe brings us the experience of Persian poetry, converted to audio / visual domain. “Mimosas” takes us, on a spiritual journey of a sheik, accompanied by the caravan, through the Atlas Mountains. This simple premise in hands of Laxe, a shameless modern Rumi, gets amplified  trough a dual nature of the dialogue that carries strength both on physical and spiritual world. Symbolism doesn’t stop there, the three chapters of film are named by positions in Islamic prayer to God and they also give us, the viewers, emotional state of characters or  actions their are going to take. Laxe makes finishing touch to his work with magnificent landscapes of the Atlas which will be praised upon even by the biggest skeptics of the film.

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