26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Subliminal Exercise

Subliminal Exercise

director: kinema ikon, Alexandru Pecican
original title: Exercițiu subliminal
country: Romania
year: 1979
running time: 6 min.


On its way out of the apartment, through the kitchen and bedroom, into the city, and out into nature, the stealthy running camera is drawn especially to the girls’ faces, to their bodies. The staccato, accelerating cut only settles down when meeting the old man and looking in the mirror.


Alexandru Pecican (19562017) was a member of the Arad experimental film collective kinema ikon, a filmmaker and creator of videos, scripts, poems, and books. In the 1980s, he worked as a librarian. As a writer, he collaborated with his cousin Ovidiu Pecican and was particularly devoted to the science fiction genre.

more about film

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