De tijdspiegel - Audrius Stonys

    • Jeroen Berkvens
    • Netherlands, The
    • 1998
    • 8 min
    • Highlights of the Lowlands
    The golden-coloured, unusual image of three elderly men, lying next to each other like frozen in three white baths in a dirty washhouse, looks like the overture to a new choreography by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, but it is an excerpt from the visual poem UOSTAS by Audrius Stonys. The Lithuanian director belongs to the generation of young filmmakers that have clustered round director Sharunas Bartas. Like Bartas, they let silence come to life in their work. In this short introduction that precedes UOSTAS, Stonys explains that the silence in his work should be seen as a reaction to the depletion of speech in the former Soviet Union, where language only produced systematic lies or an endless, compulsive repetition of the truth.

    Credits

    • 8 min
    • color
    • video
    • Spoken languages: Russian
    Director
    Jeroen Berkvens
    Production
    Human
    Cinematography
    Vladas Naudzius
    Editing
    Stefan Kamp
    Sound
    Eddy de Cloe

    IDFA history

    1998
    Screened
    Highlights of the Lowlands

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