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Sasnal, Aleksander, 2013

AFC: Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal’s ‘Alexander’

17 May 2014

Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal’s 2013 film Alexander is the subject of this Artists’ Film Club, and the filmmakers will be present for a Q&A following the screening.

30 minutes – this is the time that separates our home from the village. The distance: 40 kilometers. At the beginning this seemed like a far journey to the place where chaos reigns although the day is quiet and the life goes on; where the people do not work although they do something, where changes are imperceptible. We were covering this distance for two years, producing a video diary of the journey. Irregularly though, yet with an intention to describe the lives of the people we met. To describe – that is to put the reality in order. We drafted a plan, defined the roles for us and the villagers, and got ourselves a camera behind which it was easy to hide…

Wilhelm Sasnal (b. 1972) is an acclaimed Polish painter and visual artist. His work has been exhibited in world-renowned museums such as the Centre Pompidou, the Tate Modern, the MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum. Anka Sasnal (b. 1973) is an editor, scriptwriter and director. The pair live and work in Kraków, Poland.

All films are 18+ unless otherwise stated

Part of the 12th KINOTEKA Film Festival (April to May 2014)

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