24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
In Martin Ryšavý’s new film, the film medium becomes an analogue of the human mind. The artist uses it not only to organize memories, but also as a specific instrument of perception. The film features scenes from visits to Ukraine and Russia, a monologue by a Russian tarot card reader, and the director’s eye exam. Using focus, he creates parallels between the camera and the sight organ; with editing, a web of associations emerges in which personal memories intertwine with observations of public political and social events. Blind Gulliver is a film about searching for perspectives in all senses of the word.
“I pass through the world with eyes wide open.”
Writer Martin Ryšavý (1967), winner of the Magnesia Litera for his books Journeys to Siberia (2008) and Vrač (2010), is also a bold documentary filmmaker. His films stand on the edge of personal copyright notice and interest in different cultures. His film Afonka Doesn’t Herd Raindeer Anymore (2004, 2004 Jihlava IDFF) is dedicated to Siberia; Malupien, Olshovy Spas (2008, 2008 Jihlava IDFF) to Yakutsk; and On the Water (2015, 2015 Jihlava IDFF) to the Northern Bohemia Region.
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|producer:||Klára Žaloudková, Radim Procházka|
|editing:||Anna Johnson Ryndová|