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Spregledani razgledi / Phony Sights

experimental film, 21'45'', 2019; English version: 19'10''


Narrated by

Ana Čigon Od spodaj / From Below
Barbara Žefran Iz pisarne / From the Office
Barbara Krajnc Avdić Z Vzhoda / From the East
Mojca Dimec Z Zahoda / From the West
Ivan Peternelj Z Daljnega vzhoda / From the Far East
Blaž Šef Z otoka / From the Island
Julita Kropec Z Zemlje / From the Earth

Director, Writer, Director of Photography, Editor and Animation: Ana Čigon

Script Consultant: Andreja Kopač
Additional Script Consultations: Andrej Šprah, Ida Hiršenfelder and Jurij Hadalin
Music and Sound Design: Vasja Progar
Ambientalni zvoki in zvočni učinki: Matjaž Predanič

Statistke v oknih: Ana Grobler, Pia Skušek, Eva Jus, Ana Čigon
Cofinanced by: Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Culture

More information about the film credits, co-workers and other information about the film in Press Kit


• Austrian Premiere: 'Official Selection': 12/12/2019, K3 Film Festival, Stadtkino Villach, Austria
• Slovenian Premiere, 'Official Short Film Competition': 20/9/2019, 22nd Festival of Slovenian Film , Monfort, Portorož, Slovenia
• Egiptian Premiere: 14/9/2019, 9th Cairo Video Festival, Zawya Cinema, Cairo, Egypt

PS37 Award - Poziv Simulaker; group exhibition: 14/11/2019 - 5/12/2019, Simulaker Gallery, Novo Mesto

Cairo Spregledani razgledi FSF

A reflection of contemporary society through modified moving images.

A satiric critique of the current social and political changes that are happening in Slovenia, in Europe and in the World aesthetically explored through (de)formation of landscapes and cityscapes. Phony Sights considers social and political issues and even science when searching for an answer to the questions Where we are and Where we are going.

Long synopsis:
Phoney Sights presents a vision of the world in the form of intimate letters and computer-modified urban landscapes of different world citiies. It covers a wide variety of topics such as class inequality, political powerlessness of the individual, the criminalization of refugees, elitization of urban centers, critique of the multi-speeds Europe, political and economic fight between the superpowers, accumulation of wealth of the richest elite, etc. From local-Slovenian themes represented through images of its capital city - Ljubljana, the view extends to urban European centers. The European Union is presented from the perspectives of both - eastern and western members. The horizon then extends to the world capitals and bird's-eye views of different worldly locations. With them the position of the superpowers of China and USA is reveiled. The tour of the world rounds out in a caricatured view of the state of affairs from the perspective of the wealthiest people in the world. The last two chapters are devoted to science and Universe. It is a scientist who, through her reflection on astrophysics and quantum mechanics, presents the story of the end of the Universe, which can also be percieved as a critique of the atomization and class stratification of society. The last word is given to the Universe, which, by telling the story of its beginning, presents a parable of people bonding and a grassroots rebellion.

Spregledani razgledi / Phoney Sights, 2019 trailer from Ana Čigon on Vimeo.

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The film Phoney Sights is part of a larger and long running project Phoney Towns.


Ana Čigon