26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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iris spelunca
iris spelunca
iris spelunca
iris spelunca

iris spelunca

director: Katarina Kadijević
original title: iris spelunca
country: Czech Republic
year: 2021
running time: 3 min.


The warmth and stillness inside a rainbow cave where flames are fading are the antipole of the winter landscape and the forest that we see in the distance. Against this landscape, a tree trunk stands out, and a black shadow is wandering through the snow. The mouth of the cave becomes a lens transforming our perception of stillness and movement, cavity and hole, the eye and the image, the observer and the observed.


beneath the root

ad fallen leaves

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inside the animal eye

the cave animal

cavity eye"


Katarina Kadijevic is a Czech performer and audio-visual artist of Serbian origin. She studied in the Environment Studio of the Faculty of Fine Arts, BUT, and at the Theatre Faculty of The Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno. Her art projects and installations combine physical performance with poetry and multimedia (please doublecheck with the director herself).

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director: Katarina Kadijević
cast: Katarina Kadijević
producer: Katarina Kadijević
script: Katarina Kadijević
photography: Katarina Kadijević
editing: Katarina Kadijević
music: Katarina Kadijević
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