25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The filmmaker’s father walks wordlessly around his home. He sits in a chair, reading the newspaper. The image, veiled in dust that reflects the afternoon sun, shows only parts of the reader before eventually revealing the entire person, while the director is a silent observer of events.
“Suzuki: In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” M. Hoolboom
Mike Hoolboom (1959) is a leading Canadian experimental filmmaker. He has worked as the artistic director of the Images Festival and has written numerous books on experimental cinema. His personal and essayistic films are mostly made using “stolen footage” and explore subjects such as mortality and sexuality. His works are a regular feature at the Ji.hlava IDFF, and in 2003 the festival honoured him with a retrospective.
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