Due to health problems we had to cancel the screening of Kenjac again. We appology for any inconvenience caused.
A screening of the film Kenjac with an introduction by Monique Scuric.
Director: Antonio Nuic
Runtime: 90 min.
While Croatia is at war, the stubborn Boro takes his family back to his village of birth, Drinovci in Herzegovina, after seven years. Once there, he gets confronted with his brother, who has to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair and his father whom he holds guilty for the death of his mother. Although Boro doesn’t want to talk to his father, a confrontation is inevitable. When a donkey appears on stage finally the macho men gain some self-awareness, which they had lacked for a long time. The sweltering heat and bleached cinematograpy (Nuic removed all the green from the landscapes) create an oppressive and alienating atmosphere.
Guest speaker for April’s cinema; visual artist Monique Scuric (who has her family roots in Croatia) got inspired by the movie Kenjac when she saw it at the IFFR 2010. In her own work Scuric deals with the subject of attachment felt by people for their home, a place, a country and how this emotional bond can be construed from environments, interiors, photo’s, symbols, rites and rituals.
Tuesday 27 April 2010 | 19:30
ADA project space, Bree 93B, Rotterdam