Viktoria Schmid has given us with this little and important NYC RGB one of the many facets of cinema itself. A demonstration of how filmmaking is, in reality, a political act, of how film never grows old, of how with a great willingness to experiment and to tread new paths, it is possible to achieve each time something new. At the Diagonale’23.
In her A proposal to Project in Scope, Viktoria Schimid has skilfully opted for a minimalist mise en scène in order to show us a kind of Eden, an ideal world where nature in its purest sense blends well with something that man himself has created. And what results is a total, perfect harmony. A harmony that can only be observed in religious silence, without the need for words or redundant captions, but with a directorial approach that closely recalls the cinema of James Benning and is extremely reverent towards what it wants to show.