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2019/11/24
22h00
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Origem Origin

País de Origem Origin Country
País de Rodagem Filming Country United States
Ano year October 19, 2018

Metragem e Género Footage and Genre

Duração Runtime
Metragem Footage Documentary, Experimental, Feature
Género Genre:

Idioma e Legendagem Language and Subtitling

Língua Language English
Legendas Subtitles English

AMERICAN MIRROR: INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY

Realização Director ARTHUR BALDER

Primeira obra First Time No

Produção Production Da Vinci Films, production company

Produtores Producers ARTHUR BALDER

Sinopse Portuguesa Portuguese Sinopsis

Em nossas páginas no Instagram ou no Facebook, mostramos apenas a melhor parte de nós mesmos, a parte “bonita” de nossas vidas. Nos escondemos nessa farsa. Estamos tão imersos no processo de criação da nossa personalidade virtual ideal que nos esquecemos da vida real. Esquecemos a simples verdade de que a beleza está no interior.

Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis

On our Instagram or Facebook pages, we show only the best part of ourselves, the “beautiful” part of our lives. We hide in this fake. We are so immersed in the process of creating our ideal virtual personality that we forget about real life. We forget the simple truth that beauty is inside.

The film subtilely focuses on a social issue that has global reach: how we perceive and judge ourselves and the others in a world dominated by social media, which demands perfect beauty and instant gratification.

‘American Mirror – Intimations of Immortality’ was most awarded film at its premiere on October 21, 2018, at the 5th DOC LA Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival, garnering Best Innovative Film, Best Composer, Best Cinematography and Parajanov-Vartanov Award.A jury presided over by two-time Academy award-winner Paul Haggis for Fabrique Du Cinema Awards (presented by Fabrique Du Cinema, the leading film magazine of Italy, bestowed on the film the Best International Documentary award in Rome, December 15th, 2018. Besides some others wins, the film has been a Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2019 Official Selection, Finalist to the Supreme Jury Award and Winner of Special Jury Mention, among other almost forty official selections around the world in 2019. It has received the Audience Award of the 6th Ierapetra Documentary Film Festival, biggest documentary-only festival in Greece, as also the Michel Foucre Award for Best Directing.

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Oscar-winning screen icon Susan Sarandon and painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan discuss how the apparently in conflict values of beauty and aging are perceived in our social-media obsessed society, as he tries to limn her portrait during a timeless sitting session in his atelier in New York City. With this film the director, Arthur Balder, sets in motion his theory on poetics of cinematic art, by attempting to create the deep conflicts of creativity in a non-linear, challenging story-telling scheme. The fictionalformulation of thought-processes, which can be called memories but also ‘omens’ and other sort of ‘visions’, imagery occurring in the internal eye in connection with the unconscious and entirely ‘subjective’, are the quintessential substance of the director’s final result. ‘Intimations of Immortality’ is a reference taken from British Romantic poet William Wordsworth’s ‘Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood’. For Wordsworth poetry was all about the ‘memories’ we keep from our most deeply felt living hours.

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‘American Mirror: Intimations of Immortality’ aims to expand our ordinary perception of time as the director introduces ‘a documentary on the subconscious’. From this perspective these characters -an artist, muses painted by him, the NYC society as a catalyzer- transcend the banausic pace of the world surrounding them, joining in a kind of shared visionary creative process, as if engulfed in each other’s dream. The director lays out the dream-like narratives of both the artist and his haunting muses -main parts assigned to Susan Sarandon and Florence Faivre-, whom Tigran paints, or dreams to paint. Most reality-engaged scenes are the epitome of the everyday metropolis-world in which the artist’s self apparently wanders without a clear aim. In fact, what follows the opening sequence of the awakening could be interpreted as just a dream within a dream, being the whole proceedings a feverish thought-process. The director draws us in with an intriguing story, a reality transfigured into surreal perception, that actually embeds a meditation on something far deeper: the internal frictions of subconscious, never-resolved conflicts which are the true motor of creative impulsiveness. But through his presentation of the unconscious right at the beginning of the film, the director choses an artistic direction that he would follow hereafter with unwavering determination despite challenging the canons of nowadays ‘conscious’ and ‘mainstream’ documentary filmmaking until the last frame of the film.

‘American Mirror – Intimations of Immortality’ aims to expand our ordinary perception of time as the director introduces ‘a documentary on the unconscious’. From this perspective these characters -an artist, muses painted by him, the NYC society as a catalyzer- transcend the banausic pace of the world surrounding them, joining in a kind of shared visionary creative process, as if engulfed in each other’s dream. The director lays out the dream-like narratives of both the artist and his haunting muses -main parts assigned to Susan Sarandon and Florence Faivre-, whom Tigran paints, or dreams to paint. Most reality-engaged scenes are the epitome of the everyday metropolis-world from which Tigran’s innermost self wishes to stray. In fact, what follows the opening sequence of the awakening could be interpreted asjust a dream within a dream, being the whole proceedings a feverish thought-process of the still-unredeemed artist. The director draws us in with an intriguing story that actually embeds a meditation on something far deeper: the internal frictions of the unconscious, never-resolved conflicts which are the true motor of creative impulsiveness.But through his presentation of the artist’s self-unconscious suffering right at the beginning of the film, the director choses an artistic direction that he would follow hereafter with unwavering determination despite challenging the canons of nowadays ‘conscious’ and ‘mainstream’ documentary filmmaking until the last frame of the film.

‘Intimations of Immortality’ is a reference taken from the ode of British Romantic poet William Wordsworth, ‘Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood’. For Wordsworth poetry was all about the ‘memories’ we have. So is long to explain, but this has become a revelation to the director’s craft as an essential part of filmmaking:
the reconstruction of deep thought-processes, which we can call memories but also ‘omens’ and other sort of’visions’, imagery occurring in the internal eye of the subject, entirely ‘subjective’.

Sinopse na Línguga Original Original Language Sinopsis

Data de Estreia Release Date 21 October 2018

Exibições Exhibitions
5TH DOC LA LOS ANGELES DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL presented by the Parajanov-Vartanov Film Institute
LOS ANGELES
October 21, 2018
US WEST COAST PREMIERE
PARAJANOV-VARTANOV AWARD, BEST INNOVATIVE FILM, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST COMPOSER
United States

14TH POMEGRANATE FILM FESTIVAL
TORONTO
November 17, 2018
TORONTO PREMIERE
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST INNOVATIVE FILM WINNER
Canada

5TH FABRIQUE DU CINEMA AWARDS by Fabrique Du Cinema magazine.
ROME
JURY AWARD – NO SCREENING – PRESIDENT OF JURY WAS TWO-TIME ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER PAUL HAGGIS – DECEMBER 15TH 2018
BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY WINNER
Italy

5TH MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
MELBOURNE
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
WINNER SPECIAL JURY MENTION, NOMINATED FOR BEST ART / MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, BEST DIRECTOR, SUPREME JURY AWARD
Australia

6TH IERAPETRA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Ierapetra
August 9, 2019
Greek Premiere
Official Selection, Audience Award, Michel Foucre Award for Best Director
Greece

4TH EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS
AMSTERDAM
April 15, 2020
NETHERLANDS PREMIERE
OFFICIAL SELECTION, NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD BEST FILM OF 2019, GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 2019, WINNER OF BEST LEAD ACTING JULY 2019, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE JULY 2019, BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM JULY 2019, BEST FILM OF JULY 2018
Netherlands

5th GUAYAQUIL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Guayaquil
September 20, 2019
Ecuador Premiere
Winner Best Feature Documentary category 2019
Ecuador

10TH PEAK CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Raleigh
September 21, 2019
North Carolina Premiere
WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY 2019
United States

13TH MOSAIC WORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
ROCKFORD
September 13, 2019
ILLINOIS PREMIERE
WINNER BEST SPOTLIGHT FILM 2019
United States

Elenco Keycast: SUSAN SARANDON, TIGRAN TSITOGHDZYAN, FLORENCE FAIVRE, ASHLEY HINSHAW GRACE, HILARY RHODA
Actor Principal Leading Actor Tigran Tsitoghdzyan
Actriz Principal Leading Actress Susan Sarandon
Actor Secundário Supporting Actor Tigran Tsitoghdzyan
Actriz Secundária Supporting Actress Florence Faivre

Argumento Screenplay ARTHUR BALDER
Argumento Original Original Screenplay Yes
Diálogos Dialogs no

Direcção de Fotografia (DoP)Direction of Photography Arthur Balder
Imagem Image
Color, 35 MM, RED, VARIOUS
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Direcção de Som Sound Direction Arthur Balder
Direcção de Arte Art Direction Arthur Balder
Figurinos Costumes Arthur Balder
Caracterização Characterization Arthur Balder

Edição Editing Arthur Balder
Banda Sonora Original Original Soundtrack yes
Direcção Musical Musical Direction Mark Petrie

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AM Poster 2019 720

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