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Spregledani razgledi / Phony Sights

experimental film, 21'45'', 2019

Naracija / 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 and Editor: Ana Čigon

Script Consultant: Andreja Kopač
Additional Script Consultations: Andrej Šprah, Ida Hiršenfelder in Jurij Hadalin
Music and Sound Design: Vasja Progar, the music is an adaptiation of "Fugue in C major", BWV Anh.90
Ambiental sounds and sound effects: Matjaž Predanič

Performers in the windows: Ana Grobler, Pia Skušek, Eva Jus, Ana Čigon
Proofreading: Petra Jordan
Translations: Ana Makuc and Jasna Lepold-Phillips
English proofreading: John Phillips
Cofinanced by: Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Culture

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