26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

ji-hlavadok-revuecdfEmerging producersInspiration Forum


director: kinema ikon, Iosif Stroia
original title: Autoportret
country: Romania
year: 1984
running time: 5 min.


Footage of the gradual installation and deinstallation of a private exhibition of calligraphic self-portraits hung on the gate of a cramped backyard is intercut with a short shot cut from a family film showing a close-up of a child's face in an open landscape. In contrast, the face of the adult artist is not visible; even his body gradually disappears under the layers of sketches.


Iosif Stroia (1951) is a member of the kinema ikon collective and a graphic designer and illustrator. In 1978, he started working for a printing company in Arad, later becoming co-owner of a private printing company. He worked on the graphic design of Conversatia magazine.

more about film

director: kinema ikon, Iosif Stroia
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
Kudy z nudy