Day: March 24, 2020


There is no place for dialogue in Enter Paradise for €3.20. It is the noises, in this case, that are almost the absolute protagonists. And yet, despite the indistinct chattering, despite bouncing balloons and incessantly ringing mobile phones, there is a certain quietness. And immediately, we are reminded of Jacques Tati’s cinema and its undisputed elegance.


Divided into seven chapters, Low Definition Control focuses mainly on the work that major institutions – see, for instance, the police or even medicine itself – do to ensure that any aspect of our daily lives is constantly monitored. And so, slowly, the act of watching is put under the spotlight. The act of watching perfectly observed in parallel with cinema itself and the connotations it has taken on in the post-modern era, where nothing is concealed from the eye of the spectator anymore and where it is the spectator himself who wants to see more. More and more.


In just nineteen minutes, Dmitry Ritter’s Japan shows us two (not too) distinct worlds: the inner world of the protagonist, depicted through captions running on the screen, and Japan, with scenes of everyday life, people sleeping in the streets, moments of gathering, walls with elaborate graffiti on them, grocery shops and empty streets at night. Because, in fact, most of the filming took place at night, when the city is asleep, when one feels even more alone and no one is ready to help. As part of the programme Diagonale 2020 – The unfinished.