Accreditation
 
Anja Salomonowitz
Thursday 13.04.2017

Anja Salomonowitz

Peter Strickland
Wednesday 12.04.2017

Peter Strickland

Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, Tomáš Hrubý and Štěpán Hulík
Sunday 26.03.2017

Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, Tomáš Hrubý and Štěpán Hulík

Ludovica Ferrario
Friday 10.03.2017

Ludovica Ferrario

Steve Matthews
Sunday 26.02.2017

Steve Matthews

 

Landscape

How to shoot reality or observational documentary?

Case study of another documentary by Sergei Loznitsa . Winter. Bus stop in a small village. People are waiting for a bus. They talk. Listening to their conversations the viewer can imagine the world they live in. United by the movement of the camera, the whole place and the people blend together. The ethnographic study which concentrates on the Russian older as they wait for a bus.

"The camera pans slowly across the 'landscape' of faces while, on a separate recording for the soundtrack, we hear people – young and old – talking about their woes and worries and will to survive by living each day as it comes. Finally, the bus arrives – an hour late – exactly the amount of time Loznitsa required to shoot this remarkable candid-camera documentation."
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Landscape isn’t specifically about a geographical landscape but a social one, summing up a number of pressures on the older generation. Without any single word. Only long look into the camera. Landscape. Flow of time. It is an absorbing documentary showing both the people waiting for a bus and the atmosphere of this wintery wait, the tensions and worries featured in discussions recorded separately from the image, resulting in a poignant and often funny documentary.


"There is a certain menace coming from this film. The film is connected with the concept of aggression. This aggression is caused by the fact that the social connections in society don’t function. In general, communication in society follows a very complex and subtle structure. It should be based on mutual trust. For example, when I turn my back to you, it’s an act of trust… because I trust that you won’t put a knife into my back. One mustn’t forget that we live in such a way, but that this has not always been the case. For me, the time to relax has not yet come. That’s why I want to study the process of aggression and how it can develop."

Sergei Loznitsa  


Case study of Landscape will be together with a case study of Blockade. 

Directed by: Sergei Loznitsa
Produced by: Heino Deckert
Cinematography: Pavel Kostomarov
Edited by: Jane Seitz  
Sound by: Vladimir Golovnitzkiy
2003,
60 minutes,
Russia, Germany