Holy Days

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Holy Days

Narimane Mari
Algerien/F, 2019
Shorts, 40min, kein Dialog

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Holy Days

Narimane Mari
Algerien/F, 2019
Shorts, 40min, kein Dialog

Tue
05
Nov
19:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
Cast: 
Michel Haas
Saadi Ikhlefhoum
Bilio Kaliakatsou
Yoda
Screenplay: 
Narimane Mari
Sound: 
Antoine Morin
Camera: 
Narimane Mari
Editor: 
Narimane Mari

Production: 
Centrale électrique
Allers Retours Films
World Sales: 
Narimane Mari
Format: 
DCP
Color

Narimane Mari makes films that can better be described via dreams than via words. Every scene is a small sensation that passes through us, with each new image reminding us of something we forgot from the previous shot. A beautiful observation of birds picking food from naked human feet is followed by one of birds’ feet trying to touch a flower. We see a man digging his own grave. Like the synsacrum of a bird, there is an unknown quality to Mari’s recent work that employs the strategies of silent cinema, linked to balancing a specific moment in time. Maybe we learn to fly, maybe we accept falling. (Patrick Holzapfel)

With L’ULTIMU SOGNU