Image of movie Paradiso, XXXI, 108
Image of movie Paradiso, XXXI, 108
Image of movie Paradiso, XXXI, 108
Kurzfilme

Paradiso, XXXI, 108

Kamal Aljafari
Germany, Palestine 2022
18 min
OV w/ EN subtitles

Aljafari’s new film takes its title from a brief story by Borges, one that considers our collective inability to know God by sight. To play against this concept, Aljafari presents footage of the Israeli military conducting maneuvers in the desert. The material itself is uncanny, since it is never entirely apparent whether we are watching documentary scenes, a staged training film, or decontextualized excerpts from a fictional feature. This aspect, heightened by Aljafari’s precise editing rhythms, suggests that violence is always doubled, a representation of itself. Aljafari peers into the collective unconscious of “the most moral army in the world.” (Michael Sicinski)

This film will be shown as part of the screening SHORT FILM PROGRAMME 2: CRISES IN PARADISE.

Credits
  • Kamal Aljafari
  • Kamal Aljafari
  • Attila Faravelli
Kamal Aljafari Productions

Kamal Aljafari Productions

DCP
Farbe
Sat 22 Oct
15:30
Filmmuseum
OV w/ EN subtitles
iCal
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