Like Music from a distant room: relating to history through cinema

Misho’s research at the film academy started off from exploring the concept of atmosphere through film, changed into ghost and ruins, and arrived at its final, specific focus: the relationship of film and history.

The final project took two distinct shapes, as a feature-length film, Ozymandias (in progress), and a research publication titled Like Music from a Distant Room: Relating to History Through Film containing various essays, not all of them about cinema. Ozymandias was filmed in Georgia, in November 2019, and is an attempt at confronting history through observing the various commemorative monuments to Stalin’s rule. In Ozymandias, looking is an act of confronting guilt and history. It remains a work in progress, but the latest cut will be screened at the exam and Artistic Research week.

The research publication is made up of three folders that contain essays on subjects that relate to the subject matter of the film, but also to history and film history in general. Like Music from a Distant Room proposes that the subjects of film and history are inseparable, and function similarly to each other.



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