26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: kinema ikon, Viorel Simulov
original title: Ocular
country: Romania
year: 1985
running time: 5 min.


In close proximity, through slow movements of the camera, the eye becomes an unknown organic planet floating in black space. The delicate double exposure does not disturb the clarity of its patient, strictly black-and-white gaze, which works its way through hairs and eyelashes, through pores and wrinkles, crevices, and craters.


Viorel Simulov (1959) is a photographer, graphic designer, painter, and editor. In the 1980s, he made three black and white films as part of the kinema ikon collective: Ocular, Hand-writing (1984), and Liquid Landscape (1988).

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director: kinema ikon, Viorel Simulov
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
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