In collaboration with the Institute of Documentary Film and IDFF Jihlava, forthcoming authorial documentaries from Eastern Europe, DOCUTALENTS FROM THE EAST, were presented again at this year´s Karlovy Vary 07 festival. Here Doc-Air enables you to take a look into the coming documentary future of 2008...
Estimated date of premiere: March 2008
After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, the author of the film decides to undertake a voyage tracing the thin line between life and death, visiting artists who are terminally ill or who have been working on their final work of art in the hope that it will outlive or even save them. How does their work change when faced with mortality; how does one prepare for the final journey; what remains when you are gone?! The film discovers beauty in the face of one of the last social taboos, death. TESTIMONY is a film about the healing qualities of art. A roadmovie full of twists and turns but without a predetermined ending. TESTIMONY is not about watching the body surrender to disease, it is a film about vibrant life before death. It accompanies artists from around the world right until they finish their project or until they leave. Protagonists: Jorg Immendorf (+2007), Bill Viola, Harold Pinter, William Finn. Locations: Venice, New York, Timisoara, Los Angeles, Prague.
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