Anna Zett

NOW VS. NOW VS. NOW

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/37651608 w=500&h=275]

VIDEO, PAL 4:3, 5’35 min

IN 1965, NOW IS ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECEIVED AND AWARDED A GOLDEN DOVE AT THE INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN LEIPZIG, GDR. ANOTHER FILM ALSO DEEPLY IMPRESSES THE JURY, FILM CRITICS AND THE AUDIENCE: THE ORDINARY FASCISM BY THE SOVIET DIRECTOR MIHAIL ROMM. NOW BOTH FILMS ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER AGAIN IN THEIR EVIDENT SIMILARITIES AND FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCES. WHAT TIME IS “NOW”, WHEN IT IS TRYING TO OVERCOME A VIOLENT PRESENT? WHAT IS HAPPENING “NOW”, WHEN THE VIOLENCE TO DEAL WITH IS LOCATED BEYOND THE PRESENT IN THE PAST? AND WHAT KIND OF “NOW” IS CREATED WHEN TWO PAST MOMENTS OF POLITICAL FILM HISTORY ARE CONFRONTED WITH EACH OTHER?

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