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mstill: L‘important c‘est d‘aimer / 197


FILMSTILL WAYS OF ESCAPE / 2010
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FILMSTILLS WAYS OF ESCAPE / JAN FRIESE/ 20


FILMSTILLS WAYS OF ESCAPE / JAN FRIESE/ 2010



 

blind date | MAMA

HD 6min.51 sec.| 2013

Dancer: Andrius Strakele
Thanks to: Birute Letukaite
The
Kaunas Dance Theatre
Gintare Masteikai & Marius Pinigist
lman Ehrhorn & Catrine Va



There seems to be a certain ambivalence between past and present in the former Eastern Bloc countries today. The collapse of the communist regimes led to unknown richness for few, poverty for many and an ideological vacuum for the majority. The shortfilm "MAMA" starts out in the Tristesse on a run-down tower block of the soviet era, but this cliché scenario rapidly is overcome by a sensual, emotional dialogue between a mother and her grown-up son.


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The focus concentrates on the intimate relationship of a young man with his blind mother, expressed by dancing: the internationally acclaimed Lithuanian dancer Andrius Strakele tries to get his mothers attention, while she is cleaning dishes and preparing dinner or listening to the TV, whose wrongly configured magenta red Media images she doesn`t notice. Everything happens in the close surroundings of the apartment.


ewers become voyeurs and accomplices in a love triangle between the camera,photographer, and model.

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Using "deconstruct and reconstructive" dancing movements, "MAMA" joints the intimacy of this microcosm. The physical exertion with soundfull breathing noises of her son provides reassurance and localization to the mother. Intense closeness also generates conflicts.


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This general principle certainly can be transferred to the political life of Lithuania. The connection between mother and son in all their vulnerability acts as an allegory of a political confrontation in a country where, despite all the promises in the process of democratization, resignation takes presidence.



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The conflict-ridden forming of identity of the dancer, combined with self-conscious reflection on personal characteristics, acts as a parable on the situation of a generation:
This well educated generation vigorously strives for opportunities and new forms of expression.



Stefa

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