24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Untitled, 1925, Part Three
“When I close my eyes, everything remains the same”, says the filmmaker at the start of her work, which records places in the Andes as she retraces the journey her Romanian-Jewish grandfather undertook in 1925 in order to acquire Peruvian citizenship, which allowed him to save his family from Europe twelve years later.
“An atmospheric and meditative film. A journey that revives and confronts memory and reality. The film was shot on a 16mm high contrast film stock which has sadly been discontinued.” M. Piller
Madeleine Piller (1960) was born in Peru but lives in Canada, where she works as an independent filmmaker, animator, programmer and curator for the Toronto Animated Image Society. Her poetic films such as Untitled, 1925 (2016, Ji.hlava IDFF 2016) are a synthesis of various experimental styles and approaches and explore subjects of memory, introspection and the search for cultural identity.
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|photography:||Madi Piller, Greg Boa|