PRSTAN / THE RING
Angus Reid’s epic documentary is a very personal cinematic odyssey, showing the author on his long way from Scotland to Slovenia. The film spans 15 years, tracing the diminishing importance of art against the background of the political disintegration during the 90s. Most of all, PRSTAN is a search for the meaning of life. The spiritual importance of his journey becomes clear to the author when faced with an unyielding reality: the filmic essay lets us experience the suffering of West-African workers in a goldmine and makes us suffer the fatal silence of deserted concentration-camps in Bosnia. The “ring” of the title is a complex metaphor – standing for the journey that completes a circle as well as for gold, death and apathy: symbols of a world that will outlast us. The film was awarded the prize for best Central European documentary film in Jihlava.
Caligari: 07.04. / 11.30 a.m.
In presence of the festival director Marek Hovorka.