26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Simultaneous Hypostases

Simultaneous Hypostases

director: kinema ikon, George Sabau
original title: Ipostaze simultane
country: Romania
year: 1970
running time: 3 min.


Georg Săbău’s first work is a pioneering collection of avant-garde cinematic short stories – non-linearly structured narratives and pseudo-narratives that revolve around partnered couples. It gives the opportunity to master the basic vocabulary of experimental film: split screen, multiple exposures, and jump cuts.


George Săbău (1937) won a prize for his film Simultaneous Hypostases at the Brno Film Festival. This enabled him to found Atelier 16, which later became the experimental film collective kinema ikon. By 1989, the group had made 62 documentaries and an equal number of experimental films.

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