The Buharov Brothers - Slow Mirror

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DVD featuring a feature and 3 short films from the inimitable Igor and Ivan Buharov

"The anarchic, fractured and extremely surreal lms by Ivan and Igor Buharov (Korne´l Szila´gyi and Na´ndor Hevesi) might seem a perfect t for this “outsider” paradigm. Darkly playful hallucinations that share the aura of having been discovered forgotten in someone’s granny’s attic like a book of now troubling childhood drawings, they reveal in precise terms a world perhaps subconsciously suspected but hitherto indescribable. They have in common an improvised quality and a sense of the homemade. This not only stems from their beautifully rough-hewn visual textures but often from the people, objects and spaces that appear before the camera. The casts are composed of extraordinary ordinary people rather than film star types: lived-in faces bringing their own stories to the films. The props, which sometimes conspicuously reappear in different films, can likewise seem to have a real-world existence of their own carried over into the picture. This helps lend the films the weird intimacy of children’s games, in which familiar people and places are made alien and the weirdly alien becomes immanent to the everyday. The feverish and disorienting experience of watching a Buharov film was probably best described in the 2008 Offscreen Film Festival catalogue as “getting lost in someone else’s dream."  -Maximilian Le Cain

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Price: 

19,90 EUR

Publisher: 

Publishing date: 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Runtime: 

108 min

Discs: 

1 DVD9

Language: 

Hungarian

Subtitles: 

English, French

Region: 

Multizone

Video: 

PAL

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

Colour

Sound: 

DD2.0