24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
One Day in Selimpasha
One man and an apartment, about which we know nothing. This is the premise of a conceptual documentary based on the concept of providing a deliberately limited amount of information to the viewer. We look into the intimate space behind the closed front door, where the most ordinary activities are carried out: cooking lunch, preparing tea, eating lunch, starting a fire in the fireplace. In this residential monodrama, a second living actor is desperately lacking, one that would bring to life the plot embodied in speech. It becomes a study of a person’s existence in their most personal space - a dwelling that can be just as much a preserve of peace and security as a golden cage of solitude.
"What are the feelings of a person who does nothing while everyone expects him to do something? What should he do? In general, is there any difference between the emotions of two humans? What does portrait mean? A human face or something else?" H. Baydarov
Hilal Bajdarov (1987) earned his first degree, in informatics, in Turkey, then went on to study directing at the film school in Sarajevo from 2014 to 2015 under the guidance of Hungarian director Béla Tarr. His debut was the feature-length fiction film Hills Without Names, followed by the documentary film Birthday (2018).
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