One Deep Breath - Merlinka festival

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One Deep Breath

Jedan duboki uzdah

Igrani film

Režija: Antony Hickling

Uloge: Manuel Blanc, Thomas Laroppe, Stéphanie Michelini

Francuska, 2014.

Maël pokušava da se suoči sa samoubistvom svog partnera Adama, kao i sa njihovom burnom prošlosti. Patricia, takođe jedna od Adamovih partnera, sebe stavlja u opasnost pokušavajući da izbavi Maela iz žalosti. Jedan duboki uzdah predstavlja istraživanje Maelove žalosti. Film uključuje performans, poeziju i dijalog u cilju da prenese eksploziju misli, osećanja, razmišljanja i snova. Tišina i repeticija ovde igraju jednaku ulogu. Shvatamo performans u realnom vremenu i tako možemo da iskusimo delo kao što bismo to uradili u prostoru. Film u svojoj naraciji ne ide pravolinijskom putanjom i moli publiku da ostane otvorena ka drugačijoj vrsti iskustva. Ide između tradicionalnog pripovedanja i eksperimentalnog filmskog stila.

One Deep Breath

Feature film

Directors: Antony Hickling

Cast: Manuel Blanc, Thomas Laroppe, Stéphanie Michelini

France, 2014

Maël tries hard to cope with his partner Adam’s suicide as well as their troubled past together. Patricia, also one of Adam’s lovers, gets herself into danger in her attempt to help Maël in his grief. One Deep Breath is an exploration of Maels grief. The film draws on performance art, poetry and dialogue in order to transmit an explosion of thoughts, feelings, reflections and dreams .  Silence & repetition equally play an important role in the work. We regard the performance art in real time and thus experience the work as we would in a performatif space. The film is not linear in its narrative and begs the audience to remain open to a different kind of experience. It rocks between traditional story telling  and a more experimental film style.

Antony Hickling

Antony Hickling is an English/French independent film maker, actor and writer born in South Africa, Johannesburg. He grew up in the UK and trained as an actor at Manchester University (Arden School of Theatre). He went on to study for his master’s degree then doctorate in Arts of the Stage at Paris 8 University, his main focus on “Queer arts”. After several years of study he left his doctorate unfinished in order to pursue a career in cinema. After training at CEFPF film school Paris he went on to direct films related to his research on Queer . His films have been screened in LGBTQ film festivals worldwide. Hickling’s films are characterized by religious symbolism and explicit, sexual representations, often blending the boundaries between overesthetized surrealism and realism. His works pay tribute to and are in the long tradition of European Art House cinema and have been compared to Derek Jarman, Peter Greenaway, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. He continues to work as an actor specializing in voice over and has provided voices in advertising, video games, cartoons and animation movies.