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Aleph Iva Radivojevic

Filmmaker Iva Radivojevic garnered global attention with her documentary essay Evaporating Borders and, more recently, with her masterful editing on A Machine to Live In (Yoni Goldstein and Meredith Zielke). Now, she returns to the RIDM with a strange and delightful creation, loosely inspired by the literary work of Jorge Luis Borges. Steering clear of traditional narrative structure, this labyrinthine film distorts boundaries and carves out a space-time of its own poetic logic. Via a dozen protagonists from five continents, the many-tentacled story constantly shifts and changes, yet never loses its integrity. Existing somewhere between magic realism and documentary, Aleph is a work as challenging as it is rewarding. (Programming Collective)

competition : International Feature Competition

Aleph

  • Country : United States, Croatia, Qatar
  • Year : 2021
  • V.O : Arabic, English, Spanish, Greek
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 91 MIN
  • Cinematography : Jimmy Ferguson
  • Editing : Iva Radivojevic
  • Production : Madeleine Molyneaux
  • Production : Iva Radivojevic
  • Production : Vilka Alfier
  • Sound Design : Leandros Ntounis
Filmography of Iva Radivojevic :

Ben: In The Mind’s Eye (2012)
Between Colors Of I (2013)
Evaporating Borders (2014)
Notes From The Border (2015)
Natto (2016)
UTUQAQ (2020)
{ Quietly, I Walk The Wrong Way } (2021)

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