Blind Date immediately stands out not only for its extremely direct and realistic approach, but also for a kind of deep melancholy, which, together with a welcome touch of irony, results in a work that actually shows us the brief story of two solitudes. At the Viennale 2022.
A series of falls from height, but also splatter scenes, close-ups of bloody faces, screams, screams and more screams. Staging Death – ironic, clever, but also incredibly reverent towards the great Udo Kier – represents a milestone in Jan Soldat’s filmography. At the Cannes Film Festival 2022, section Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.
Nullo was shot with very few means and in a single location. In the protagonist’s small bedroom, there is only him and the director. And even on this occasion, Jan Soldat’s poetics and style are clearly recognisable. At the Viennale 2021.
Always the storyteller of a world unknown to most, of the world of the outsiders, of those who are marginalised by society because they are considered ‘different’, ‘perverse’, ‘sick’, the young German documentary filmmaker Jan Soldat, in his Resident Ground Floor, takes us by the hand into Heiko’s everyday life – letting him confide and show himself as he is – proving to be as detached as necessary, but also incredibly close to his protagonist.