LIFE = CINEMATIC IMPERFECTIONS

by Avo Kaprealian
LIFE = CINEMATIC IMPERFECTIONS

Informations

Nation: Lebanon, Armenia

Year: 2018

Length: 82'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

In the condition of living in a time of killings and in dead spaces where anything is for sale, lost souls are looking for characters to live and places to go, in a country drowning in the confused puzzle of the past. They are crossing the road between catastrophes… going through the picture of human beings above and under identities…

Director

Avo Kaprealian

Avo   Kaprealian

Avo Kaprealian (Aleppo, Syria, 1986) is from a Syrian-Armenian family. He left his hometown to study theater at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus, where he graduated in 2011. He took part in several film workshops organized by DocMed, Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts and Screen Beirut and dedicated to the development of film ideas. Before directing in 2016 his feature documentary Houses Without Doors, which he filmed entirely by himself and that is his first feature-length film, he has directed one short entitled Just Two Steps Too, that was shown at the Yerevan Golden Apricot Film Festival. Houses Without Doors, which premiered at Berlinale Forum, also won Internazionale.Doc section al Torino Film Festival.

Filmography:
Just Two Steps Too (cm, doc., 2012), Manazil bela abwab (Houses Without Doors, doc., 2016), Life = Cinematic Imperfections (2018).

Cast and Credits

regia, fotografia, montaggio, suono/director, cinematography, film editing, sound
Avo Kaprealian
interpreti/cast
Renee Deek, Carole Abboud, Dana Mikhail, Lara Eilo

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contatti/contacts
C.cam Production
Carole Abboud
[email protected]

Director statement


“It’s hard to do a film about pain, misery and sorrow. These are perfect feelings that can be dangerous, can result some distortions. And for this very reason I adopted for this film an imperfect approach. Trying to return to the basic elements for doing any film, without the domination of technology, because what does it mean to do a perfect picture with perfect lights and colors where all the things are covered with dust and ambiguity? How you can do a full HD tragedy? This film is somehow about ‘The End,’ and the inability to do anything to stop it. […] It is a meditation on the human, on theater and cinema. It’s about the past, present, and future, about departing, discontinuity, and rupture, about deformity, void, and the black holes that occur in the soul.”


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In the condition of living in a time of killings and in dead spaces where anything is for sale, lost souls are looking for characters to live and places to go, in a country drowning in the confused puzzle of the past. They are crossing the road between catastrophes… going through the picture of human beings above and under identities…

Director All about direction

Avo Kaprealian

Avo   Kaprealian

Avo Kaprealian (Aleppo, Syria, 1986) is from a Syrian-Armenian family. He left his hometown to study theater at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus, where he graduated in 2011. He took part in several film workshops organized by DocMed, Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts and Screen Beirut and dedicated to the development of film ideas. Before directing in 2016 his feature documentary Houses Without Doors, which he filmed entirely by himself and that is his first feature-length film, he has directed one short entitled Just Two Steps Too, that was shown at the Yerevan Golden Apricot Film Festival. Houses Without Doors, which premiered at Berlinale Forum, also won Internazionale.Doc section al Torino Film Festival.

Filmography:
Just Two Steps Too (cm, doc., 2012), Manazil bela abwab (Houses Without Doors, doc., 2016), Life = Cinematic Imperfections (2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, fotografia, montaggio, suono/director, cinematography, film editing, sound
Avo Kaprealian
interpreti/cast
Renee Deek, Carole Abboud, Dana Mikhail, Lara Eilo

**
contatti/contacts
C.cam Production
Carole Abboud
[email protected]

Director statement Read more


“It’s hard to do a film about pain, misery and sorrow. These are perfect feelings that can be dangerous, can result some distortions. And for this very reason I adopted for this film an imperfect approach. Trying to return to the basic elements for doing any film, without the domination of technology, because what does it mean to do a perfect picture with perfect lights and colors where all the things are covered with dust and ambiguity? How you can do a full HD tragedy? This film is somehow about ‘The End,’ and the inability to do anything to stop it. […] It is a meditation on the human, on theater and cinema. It’s about the past, present, and future, about departing, discontinuity, and rupture, about deformity, void, and the black holes that occur in the soul.”