28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Pray if You Want the Earth to Come Closer and the Sky to Speak to You
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Pray if You Want the Earth to Come Closer and the Sky to Speak to You
Pray if You Want the Earth to Come Closer and the Sky to Speak to You
Pray if You Want the Earth to Come Closer and the Sky to Speak to You
Pray if You Want the Earth to Come Closer and the Sky to Speak to You

Pray if You Want the Earth to Come Closer and the Sky to Speak to You

director: Liubov Maltseva
original title: Modli se, jestli chceš, aby se země přiblížila a nebe promluvilo s tebou
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 4 min.

synopsis

The black-and-white video prayer stages a small miracle in the form of a minimalist one-shot study of a glass vase, water surface and light. It’s as if the hands, which regularly stir up the still life, are asking for more than the elements and the utilized technique can give.

The name of the film is a quote from the book Les Grands Initiés from Édouard Schuré.

biography

Liubov Maltseva is an experimental artist working in the corners where media spaces intersect. She studies at “Sutnarka” – the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia. She’s majoring in new media and is currently on an internship at AVU’s New Media 2. She tells stories about the fragility of consciousness through sensual forms.

more about film

director: Liubov Maltseva
producer: Liubov Maltseva
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
GEMO
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
Aktuálně.cz
Respekt
Dafilms