Choosing photography as his subject and memory as a guide, the director finds himself trapped in a labyrinth. Engaged in a back and forth between theoretical meditations and visual flashes, he winds through the image-filled maze, encountering an angel, Dante, Muybridge’s sequences and much more.
At once a meditation on time and memory, this experimental feature takes a photograph as its material of choice to examine its properties in relation to cinema. From Ukrainian artist-filmmaker Aleksandr Balagura, this fascinating film is a hypnotic provocation in photography’s enchanting enigmas.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Marjane Satrapi,Vincent Paronnaud, 2007, France