The film tells about well-known journalist and writer Alexander Fyaduta and his life in the Belarussian KGB prison "Amerikanka." 20 years ago he was advisor toLukashenko and helped him win the elections. Then Fyaduta left him and joined the Belarussian opposition. The protagonist was in custody for 110 days after the 2010 presidential election in Belarus and described it in a book. The idea of the film - to shift the disappointing reality of the language of literature, changing the genre from drama to comedy. Thus the terrible State Mechanism portrayed in ironic tones, turns into a caricature of itself. Alexander Fyaduta will take the audience into one of the most secret places in Belarus - “Amerikanka,” not just the real prison, but a drawn and animated version of it.
From nothingness, a shapeless structure, by man's hand are fragile layers made. The author shows the hand-crafting of Muslim paper through simple cinematic means: “Light, shadow, and sound form an impressionistic portrait of an ephemeral act.” The craftswoman, Katharina Siedler, uses a technique that traces back to the 8th century. As the director puts it: “The papermaker embodies the process of its crafting.” The film is dedicated to the great French filmmaker Robert Bresson.
We meet the film's protagonist, Mrs Krystyna, in her tiny flat filled with books, notepads, written-on pieces of paper. She is often visited by a secretary, who helps her with writing down poetry that has been springing up every day for many years. Now Mrs Krystyna is the whirl of preparations for another presentation of her work. The organisational details of this endeavour are as important as the poems, since Mrs Krystyna is blind. Dependent on others' assistance when it comes to contact with the outside world, she is both vigorous and dedicated to her passion.
The film consists of time-lapse images taken in different spaces converted into camera obscura. These are: the igloo, hunting pulpit, cave, tent, boat and caravan. The author shows the magical aspect of photography that appears spontaneously in nature and is omnipresent. Inside a closed, darkened space you need to create a small hole to be able to admire moving projections of reality. The external view of the world is inverted inside the room, so two spaces merge into one extraordinary image. The author selected the spaces which are , to a degree, shelters: “When I am hidden inside, I am simultaneously an observer of the outside world and the background to the projection of nature. It is, in a sense, a work about me, about my deep connection with nature.”
The images are everywhere, and nature is the greatest artist. Photography is strongly connected to nature, we can say it comes from nature. Photography contains an element of magic, particularly pinhole photography. The phenomenon of camera obscura occurs spontaneously in nature, it creates the most realistic projections. You can get the most interesting illusions by manipulating those projections. Nature “controls” the process of seeing through manipulating light and shadow. On one hand, the author is paying tribute to nature, on the other: she tries to change the course of things and take control over the process of viewing. Using white and black paint, the author sometimes hides and sometimes enhances nature's projections. Freely changing the viewing angle, focus, stretching and resizing, using paint she gives it a new form. She’s playing with nature.
Obrazy są wszędzie, a natura jest najwspanialszym artystą. Fotografia, mocno z naturą