26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Microcassette - The Smallest Cassette I've Ever Seen
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Microcassette - The Smallest Cassette I've Ever Seen
Microcassette - The Smallest Cassette I've Ever Seen
Microcassette - The Smallest Cassette I've Ever Seen
Microcassette - The Smallest Cassette I've Ever Seen

Microcassette - The Smallest Cassette I've Ever Seen

director: Ivana Pipal, Igor Bezinović
original title: Mikrokazeta - najmanja kazeta koju sam ikad vidio
country: Croatia, Serbia
year: 2020
running time: 19 min.

synopsis

Right from its opening line: “Not everything in this story is true”, the film can be seen as a playful application of deductive reasoning often found in crime fiction. Somewhere at a landfill site where you can allegedly get the best views of the Adriatic sea, a middle-aged man comes across a microcassette and begins to deduce who could have made such a recording and for what reason based on the cassette’s simple label description. Accompanied by an essential Balkan brass band and with the help of animation by Ivana Pipal, the man begins to piece together a caricature image of this mystery person’s life and love story, which most likely never even happened. But whatever the case may be, this story will continue to be recycled. 
 
 
„I think local love is a good thing, to understand your surroundings. It’s when patriotic feelings start to lead to exclusion and neighborly tensions that it becomes dangerous.“ I. Bezinović


Q&A Igor Bezinović and Ivana Pipal:

 

biography

Igor Bezinović (1983) studied at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts. In addition to filmmaking, he also devotes his time to literature, but mainly creates short documentaries. His feature-length film The Blockade (2012) was also screened in Jihlava.
 
Ivana Pipal (1990) is a visual artist and illustrator from Zagreb, where she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. She mainly works with animation and new media. 

more about film

director: Ivana Pipal, Igor Bezinović
cast: Djordje Brankovic, Petra Zlonoga
producer: Vanja Andrijevic, Dragana Jovovic, Marta Popivoda
script: Igor Bezinović, Ivana Pipal
photography: Ivan Slipcevic
music: Hrvoje Niksic
sound Design: Martin Semencic
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