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The 727 Days Without Karamo
Anja Salomonowitz, Austria, 2013, 80′

Cum filmezi un sistem care distruge vieti omenesti?

Daca esti Anja Salomonowitz, cu siguranta nu faci asta incercand sa examinezi mecanismul central al sistemului ci dezvoltand o strategie alternativa: mai intai coregrafiezi 21 de scenete separate si inviti 21 de indivizi afectati de sistem sa isi ‚performeze’ realitatile in cadrul oferit de fantezia ta. In continuare, alegi o culoare predominanta – in cazul de fata, galben – si o raspandesti asupra intregului film, spre a aminti spectatorilor ca oamenii prezentati au ceva in comun: 1. dragostea fata de partenerii lor, si 2. nefericirea provocata de sistem.

Subiectii regizoarei Anja Salomonowitz sunt atinsi biografic de legile complicate ale emigrarii care afecteaza cuplurile ‚inter-culturale’ din Austria. Pe masura ce statul austriac reuseste sa-si impuna regulile asupra realitatilor lor private, cuplurile – fortate fie sa ramana despartite fie sa isi traiasca vietile intre camere de asteptare si cursuri de limba – ori se prabusesc, ori incerca sa-si toarne intrega energie in incercarea de a-si pastra relatiile. Filmul a aparut in urma colaborarii regizoarei cu un ONG care ofera consultanta pentru cetatenii straini ce urmeaza sa se casatoreasca in Austria. Cu toate astea, filmul nu are nimic a face cu structura advocacy conventionala, mergand – estetic – catre experimental: 727 de zile fara Karamo e un film despre durere si absenta care reuseste sa fie incantator, romantic, extrem de original si profund politic.

Subtitrare în limba engleză.
Proiecție în colaborare cu One World Romania, cu sprijinul Forumului Cultural Austriac.
Un eveniment susținut de Staropramen.
Intrare liberă. Eveniment facebook aici.

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The 727 Days Without Karamo
Anja Salomonowitz, Austria, 2013, 80′

How do you film a system that ruins lives?

If you are Anja Salomonowitz, you do this not by trying to document the inner mechanism of the system. Instead, you choreograph – with a maximum of theatricality – some 21 vignettes, and then ask 21 people affected by the system to play out their realities within the frame provided by your fantasy. Further, you choose a dominant colour – in this case, yellow – and splash it all over the film, to remind everyone that the people presented share both the love for their partners and the unhappiness caused by the system.

Salomonowitz ‘s subjects are all touched by the intricate immigration rules affecting Austria’s so-called ‘intercultural couples.’ As the Austrian state insists on regulating their private realities, couples forced to stay apart or to live their lives between waiting rooms and language courses either collapse or try to inject all their strength into maintaining their relationships. This film emerged from the film-maker’s collaboration with an NGO that offers consultancies for people who are about to get married in Austria. However, the film’s language has nothing to do with conventional advocacy, leaning more towards the experimental: 727 Days without Karamo is a film about pain and absence: it manages to be simultaneously charming, romantic, wildly original and profoundly political.

English subtitles.
In collaboration with One World Romania, with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum.
An event supported by Staropramen.
Free entrance. Facebook event here.

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