26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Beginning of a Coherence

Beginning of a Coherence

director: kinema ikon, Valentin Constantin
original title: Început de coerență
country: Romania
year: 1981
running time: 8 min.


A story of a man, a woman, and an image that cannot be retold but which somehow holds together, perhaps thanks to the endless corridor in which the individual actors meet and exchange telling glances. As a bonus, there are fragments of the Romanian eighties in the form of filterless cigarettes, battering rams, long coats, and mustaches.


Valentin Constantin (1956) also worked as a theoretician in the Kinema Ikon art group. In the 1980s, he actively participated in the famous interdisciplinary meetings Intermedia 1 (Image in Artistic Discourse) and Intermedia 2 (Interval in Artistic Discourse). In the 1990s, he was a member of the editorial board of Conversatia magazine.

more about film

director: kinema ikon, Valentin Constantin
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
Kudy z nudy