Visuelle Radikalität zeichnet den knapp halbstündigen Film PORTRET von Sergei Loznitsa aus. In einem nordrussischen Dorf, das aussieht, als stünde die Zeit bereits seit Jahrzehnten still, porträtiert Loznitsa Bauern und Handwerker und fügt die statischen Schwarz-Weiß-Bilder, die an die Tradition der Berufsfotografie zu Beginn des letzten Jahrhunderts erinnern, zum Kreis der Jahreszeiten. (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
People in a landscape with a dilapidating wooden village in the background. A year from winter to winter, between the sky and water. Men and woman were assigned their places, they stand on them without a single move. They look and wait at the peripheries of their lives, faces, hands, eyes, clothes. Every one of them holds an attribute of their work, even the slightest detail suddenly becomes a sociological fact. The film introduces the situations of long looks of people, who do not move. Anything in the land can move, but they won’t. This movie is a collection of still pictures of residents of the Russian countryside. Not a single word. Only perseverant looks into the camera. Landscape. Flow of time.
Sergei Loznitsa was born 1964 in Belarus and grew up in the Ukraine. Graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow in 1997. He has been making documentary films since 1996 and has received numerous national and international awards. In 2010 Loznitsa’s feature debut MY JOY premiered in the main competition at the Festival de Cannes followed by IN THE FOG in 2012 and MAIDAN in 2014. SEGODNYA MY POSTROIM DOM (Today We Are Going To Build A House, co-directed by Marat Magambetov, 1996, short doc), ZHIZN, OSEN (Life, Autumn, co-directed by Marat Magambetov, 1998, short doc), POLUSTANOK (The Train Stop, 2000, short doc), POSELENIJE (The Settlement, 2001, doc), PORTRET (Portrait, 2002, short doc), PEYZAZH (Landscape, 2003, doc), FABRIKA (Factory, 2004, short doc), BLOKADA (Blockade, 2005, doc), ARTEL (2006, short doc), SEVERNY SVET (Northern Light, 2008, doc), PREDSTAVLENYE (Revue, 2009, doc), SCHASTYE MOE (My Joy, 2010), V TUMANE (In The Fog, 2012; CE '13), O MILAGRE DE SANTO ANTÓNIO (The Miracle of Saint Anthony, 2012, short doc), PISMO (The Letter, 2012, short doc), REFLECTIONS. DIRECTOR'S CUT (2014, short doc), MAIDAN (2014, doc), THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY (2014, short doc)
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Kamera Pavel Kostomarov
Ton/Sounddesign Valeriy Petriaschwilie
Produzent*innen Viacheslav Telnov (St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio)
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