As Above, So Below

Kako na nebu, tako i na zemlji

Available from 26.11. to 01.12.20 Dostupno od 26.11. do 01.12.20
Available in: BiH, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo Dostupno u: BiH, Slovenija, Hrvatska, Srbija, Makedonija, Crna Gora, Kosovo

Film info

2020LEBANON70’

Director: Sarah Francis

Original language: Arabic

Editor: Sarah Francis

Cinematographer: Bassem Fayad

Producer: Sarah Francis

Contact: mec film Berlin, Germany
E: info@mecfilm.de
W: mecfilm.de

Informacije o filmu

2020LIBANON70’

Režija: Sarah Francis

Izvorni jezik: arapski

Montaža: Sarah Francis

Kamera: Bassem Fayad

Producent: Sarah Francis

Kontakt: mec film Berlin, Germany
E: info@mecfilm.de
W: mecfilm.de

Synopsis

A group of people roams in a bare landscape around a set of swings as their only settlement, as if mapping, exploring, reorganizing the open territory they are in. As they move, changes in soundscapes make them virtually cross geographies. In the sky, a moon-like satellite roves above their heads, following them like an omen. The moon, once symbolizing cyclical times, myths and new beginnings, is now the satellite waiting to be conquered and colonized. Reality and fantasy intertwine in an existential quest. Is a new beginning really possible? As below, so above.

Sinopsis

Grupa ljudi luta ogoljenim pejzažom, krećući se oko ljuljački kao jedine utvrde, kao da mapiraju, istražuju, reorganiziraju otvoreni prostor u kojem se nalaze. Kako se kreću, promjene u zvukovima ih virtuelno nose ka drugim prostorima. Na nebu, mjesecoliki satelit kruži iznad njihovih glava, slijedeći ih poput znamena. Mjesec koji je nekad simbolizirao ciklična vremena, mitove i nove početke, sada je satelit kojeg treba osvojiti i kolonizirati. Stvarnost i fantazija se prepliću u ovoj egzistencijalnoj potrazi. Da li je novi početak stvarno moguć? Kako na zemlji, tako i na nebu.

Directors Biography

Sarah Francis grew up and studied in Beirut. In 2005 her graduation short movie: “Interferences” won the students film competition at the European Film Festival 2005. In this very first project, the theme of Beirut city was already present. She participated in several international workshops. Since 2006, she has been working as a freelance director for several production companies. Her first feature film and documentary “Birds of September” (2013), which she directed and produced, premiered in the CPH:DOX main competition then screened in over 30 international festivals and museums and won several awards. “As Above so below” is second feature film and premiered at the Berlinale Forum 2020. She is currently developing her first narrative project.

Biografija reditelja

Sarah Francis odrasla je i studirala u Bejrutu. Njen kratki diplomski film “Interferences” je 2005. osvojio nagradu za najbolji studentski film na Evropskom filmskom festivalu. Tema Bejruta je bila prisutna već u ovom prvom projektu. Učestvovala je u nekoliko internacionalnih radionica. Radi kao freelance režiserka za nekoliko produkcijskih kompanija od 2006. Njen prvi dugometražni dokumentarni film “Septembarske ptice” (2013), u njenoj režiji i produkciji, imao je premijeru u glavnom programu CPH:DOX, a prikazivan je na preko 30 internacionalnih festivala i muzeja, uz niz osvojenih nagrada. “Kako na nebu, tako i na zemlji” je njen drugi dugometražni film koji je premijeru imao na Berlinaleu 2020. Trenutno radi na svom prvom narativnom projektu.

Festivals

Berlinale, Germany, 2020 – Forum Section

IFF Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2020

Imagine Science, 2020, USA

LatinArab, 2020, Argentina

Pacific Meridian IFF Vladivostok, Russia, 2020

The Hague FF, Netherlands, 2020

Festivali

Berlinale, Germany, 2020 – Forum Section

IFF Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2020

Imagine Science, 2020, USA

LatinArab, 2020, Argentina

Pacific Meridian IFF Vladivostok, Russia, 2020

The Hague FF, Netherlands, 2020