23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
This is de facto a film about a film, with the only difference being that the focus is exclusively on the extras. They are filmed while waiting to take their turn, while conversing with others, and thinking about their performances. Although they take their duties very seriously and long to be stars, for the filmmakers, they’re just people that can be coordinated as necessary, nothing more. This film, on the contrary, gives them full consideration, revealing their personalities, what they experience, and what they dream of. The footage comes from many different places where movies are made, involving extras from all different nationalities.
"The representative becomes a present body, a speaking body, he becomes an acting body, even a political body liberated from the stereotypes that pertain to the community he was supposed to represent." S. Azari
Sanaz Azari (1981) is originally from Iran, but has lived in Brussels since she was a child. She studied photography and stage design at La Cambre. During her studies, she took part in a theater course focusing on the Stanislavsky method. Since 2010, she has also focused on documentaries. Her debut film was Salaam Isfahan. A frequent topic of her films is her native Iran.
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|photography:||Johan Legraie, Pierre Choqueux, Vincent Pinckaers, Artur Castro Freire|
|editing:||Simon Arazi, Annick Ghijzelings|
|music:||Pierre Dozin, Frederic Becker|
|sound:||Bruno Schweisguth, Fred Meert, Vincent Nouaille, Zied Mokaddem, Cosmas Antoniadis, Fabrice Osinski, Nicolas Dennefeld|