Antigona - Kako si upamo!

Antigone - How dare we!

  • Documentary-Fiction Film
  • 86’
  • 2020
  • Slovenia

In the film, we see one planet, one human race, many countries, many politicians, and many ominous events – from Brexit, the refugee crises, the yellow vests revolt, Catalonian independence, the deconstruction of Europe, threats of global warming, and the World Economic Forum’s recipes for a better life. The world’s stage is a drama featuring Trump, Le Pen, Putin, Farrage, Greta, Macron, Salvini,

In the film, we see one planet, one human race, many countries, many politicians, and many ominous events – from Brexit, the refugee crises, the yellow vests revolt, Catalonian independence, the deconstruction of Europe, threats of global warming, and the World Economic Forum’s recipes for a better life. The world’s stage is a drama featuring Trump, Le Pen, Putin, Farrage, Greta, Macron, Salvini, Xi Jinping, Orban, and Merkel. They are all actors in the play. But what are their roles? Does the Antigone of today represent populists, anti-migrants, and fundamentalists, or those who would oppose them? A story of clashes in global politics unfolds as we search for answers and in the end try to answer what is perhaps the most important question: what should be the role of the chorus – namely us, the people. In other words: can we learn from history and change our position? Based on the motifs from The Triple Life of Antigone by Slavoj Žižek.

Director Jani Sever
Cast Anja Novak, Primož Bezjak, Žan Perko
Awards 4 awards and 1 nomination
Director's statement

What is happening in the world today is chaos, and we are all trying to make sense of it. The film does that by putting politicians, decision-makers, influencers, and ordinary people in the roles of S

What is happening in the world today is chaos, and we are all trying to make sense of it. The film does that by putting politicians, decision-makers, influencers, and ordinary people in the roles of Slavoj Žižek’s version of the ancient Greek drama and telling the story of the world in which we live.

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Antigona
Hajmon
vodja zbora
zboristka
Terezijas
Polinejk

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Vesna Award
best editing
2020

Montaža v filmu Atigona - kako si upamo! v hibridni filmski formi postavi ravnotežje med kaosom in redom, zahtevno tridimenzionalno pripoved pa združi v funkcionalno celoto. Z drzno kombinacijo kadrov montaža definira dramaturgijo pripovedi, ki kljub celovečerni formi in notranji kompleksnosti pri gledalcu ohranja pozornost ter spodbuja premislek o zatečenem družbenem stanju.

Vesna Award
best leading role
2020

Primož Bezjak je sloviti lik antične dramatike v sodobni različici upodobil z načrtno arhaičnostjo, ki pa kljub temu deluje sodobno in svetovljansko. Njegova hipnotična prezenca doživi vrhunec v kadru, v katerem se skozi kamero neizprosno zazre v Antigono, a hkrati tudi v oči in dušo gledalca, in ga prisili, da preizpraša svoj odnos do sveta, v katerem živimo.

Vesna Award
best documentary
2020

Antigona – kako si upamo! je film, ki presega ustaljeno razmejitev med igranim in dokumentarnim filmom. S svojo formalno in intelektualno kompleksnostjo tvori izzivalno filmsko delo, s katerim so ustvarjalci na velikopotezen način odprli teme, ki segajo bistveno onkraj naših meja. Ambicioznost te vrste v slovenskem prostoru redko vidimo, zato ji žirija podeljuje vesno za najboljši dokumentarni film, nagrada pa naj bo zgolj uvod v nadaljnje uspehe filma na njegovi mednarodni poti.

FIPRESCI Award
best feature film
2020

Film zaznamuje razgiban pristop, ki združuje dokumentaristiko in fikcijo: Antigona – kako si upamo! tako ne deluje kot esej, temveč kot portret ali pa vsaj skica nekaterih družbeno-političnih situacij današnjega sveta, polnih paradoksov in dvoličnosti. S pomenljivim izborom ter spretno montažo arhivskega gradiva režiser nadoknadi okornost same igre in metafikcijskega momenta ter tako opozarja na težavnost interpretacije drame v kontekstu aktualnih problemov ter poskuša raziskati, kaj vse lahko Antigona in Kreon danes pomenita. S skepso in ironijo, ki se nikoli ne prevesi v farso, nudi Antigona – kako si upamo! več vprašanj kot odgovorov in se večino časa uspešno upira posploševanju in poenostavitvam, kakršne danes pogosto prevevajo kulturniški izraz.

Nominations
Iris Award
best cinematography
2021

Documentary

Premiere
09.2020, Tekmovalni progam, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Alternative title
Antigone - How dare we! (english)
Production countries
Slovenia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,85:1
Duration and length
86 minutes
Colour
Colour (s črno-belimi inserti)
Screening formats
digital DCP

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