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Aliona van der Horst, Holandija, 2011, 74'

Aliona van der Horst, Netherland, 2011, 74'

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(Sr) Projekcije:
Jugoslovenska kinoteka, Uzun Mirkova / 14.05.2017. u 20:00
Q&A Aliona van der Horst
Shows:
Yugoslav Film Archive Uzun Mirkova / 14.05.2017 / 20:00
Q&A Aliona van der Horst

Filmmaker Aliona van der Horst followed the trail of the unconventional Dutch-Japanese pianist and artist Tomoko Mukaiyama who made a huge work of art on the theme of womanhood and fertility. She created a cathedral-like space out of twelve thousand white silk dresses in which visitors, as in a ritual, roamed around and fell silent. And where people confessed intimate details about children who were or were not born, about sexuality and life-choices. This resulted in a majestic epic about motherhood, miscarriages and menopause. In a visual and poetic way, the film penetrates into what is probably still one of the greatest of taboos, menstruation, and, as a consequence, touches upon universal themes around life and death.

Director: Aliona van der Horst
Camera, Editing: Aliona van der Horst, Maasjom Ooms
Sound: Leo Erken, Rik Meijer
Music: Tomoko Mukaiyama
Production: Zeppers Film+TV, emitovan na televiziji VPRO

Festivals and Awards:
Special Mention Golden Dove Doc Leipzig 2011, DOXA Vancouver Feature Documentary award 2012, Opening EDOC festival, opening Cairo Women Documentary festival

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