Thursday, 21 October 2010
Kazakh filmmaker Sergey Dvortsevoy has been one of the most successful directors in international independent cinema since the 1990s. His documentaries are acclaimed across the globe and have garnered multiple awards at distinguished film festivals.
Dvortsevoy is a cinema virtuoso and an endlessly patient observer who focuses on the most basic elements of everyday life – even if it means having to wait one, two, three or more weeks for the right shot. He looks closely where there seems nothing to be seen. He holds the energy of the moment where others would make a cut. He must become one with the inner rhythm of a person, a place or a situation and understand them before he can translate them to images.
Dvortsevoy is a radical poet. Every image stands alone, every noise, every sound. To preserve the rhythm of what he is showing, he reduces form and style to a bare minimum in his films.
In his Master Class, Sergey Dvortsevoy will show excerpts from his films and talk about style and narrative structure. He will discuss his own personal style of filmmaking as well as his fascination with documentary films and the limits of the genre. Among his award-winning films are "Paradise" (1996), "Bread Day" (1998), in which he shows life in a Russian hamlet in only 17 long shots, "Highway" (1999), "In the Dark" (2004) and the documentary feature "Tulpan" (2008).
(film theorist, advisor to DOK Leipzig, Berlin)
The master class will be held in English.
DOK Masterclass "Sergey Dvortsevoy" MP3 Download