24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The film’s title refers to the sharpness of human vision when compared to that of a hawk. The deformations and blurriness of the image, dependent on the density of photoreceptors, hide concreteness. The allusion to the myth of Icarus addresses questions of distance and clarity, while the meticulous rhythm of the narrative develops the themes of point of view and falling from great heights.
“This film focuses on the world that exists outside of stories. By destroying the main story of man, I wanted to discover all that has been erased from him or that is trapped outside of him.” R. Hayama
For Japanese artist Rei Hayama (1987), film is a tool for finding harmony between man and the world around us. A graduate of Tokyo’s Tama Art University, she creates videos in which she uses symbols from nature and her own music to compare the perception of nature by humans and by animals. Her works have been exhibited in Tokyo and at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image and have been shown at festivals.
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