PARALLEL SCREENS  / DISTORSIONS

HOUSEWARMING

Amir Borenstein, Effi Weiss
International Premiere

 

Belgium, Albania
2016
Colour
HD
34’
Original version : albanian. Subtitles : english, french. Script, Photography and Editing: Amir Borenstein, Effi Weiss. Sound : Kwinten Van Laethem, Gedeon Depauw.
Production : Effi & Amir Weiss & Borenstein (La chose à trois jambes). Distribution : Thierry Detaille (CBA).
Filmography : Mnemonic Gymnastics, 2015, The Vanishing Vanishing-Point, 2015, Same River Twice ? 2013, Jessy Cooks – a web documentary, 2011, Epiphany On Vacation, 2010
 
A tale in verse, told and sung in the style of traditional Albanian iso-polyphony. This singing occurs during gatherings or popular celebrations. Iso refers to the drone, the note that is continuously sounded throughout the song, on which the polyphony is based. The lyrics chosen by artists Effi & Amir were gathered during the interviews. They settle down in unfinished detached houses. Those fragments construct the film. (GG)
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