KORACI (THE STEPS)
by VLADIMIR PEROVIC Serbia and Montenegro
2006, 54 min. Without dialogs.
The three parts of the documentary are connected by the scenery of the
Boka Kotorska bay and the human will on a mountain trail. Three men hike
along the narrow paths on steep slopes above the coastline. The camera
follows their steps and without words or music, the film asks about the
purpose of their walk.
A man's paces are counted by the tower clockwork.
In the Watchman episode, the second man descends to the coast to night-watch
a bankrupt factory.
In Smoke, the third man lits a fire in his, the last inhabited house in
a mountain village.
ÉLIK AZ ÉLETÜKET (SLICE OF THEIR LIFE)
by DESZÖ ZSIGMOND Hungary 2006, 64min
I met Kati the first time when she moved across
the Tisza River from the Ukraine to a village in Hungary when she married
my friend Laci. Kati brought her daughter Sabina with her. Laci treated
Sabina like a daughter. But Laci and Kati divorced after a short time
and Kati moved back to her house in Southwestern Ukraine, where she lives
with her sister Nori, brother Imre and Sabina. They are not Ukrainian,
they are Hungarian and Hungarians are a minority in the Ukraine.
Kati, Nori and Imi are siblings,
living together in great poverty in a village at the Hungarian-Ukrainian
border. Since the death of their parents, the ground under their feet
is becoming more and more unstable; Their cruel self-destruction affects
their relationship with each other. And Kati, this Sub-Carpathian Gersomina,
runs the risk of having Sabina, her daughter, become estranged from her.
The document subtitled Sub Carpathian Soap Opera shows, with radically
naturalistic immediacy, the life of a cursed family.
Szabina and Kati