Norouzi, Minou. 2018. Everything. [Film/Video]

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Creators: Norouzi, Minou
Abstract or Description:

Everything is a documentary adaptation of the fictional short story by the celebrated, late Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann. Composed of misappropriated home-video tapes, the film lays bare the domestic as an unstable sociopolitical ground. Composed of the filmmaker's own home-video tapes, the film explores the ‘objective,’ near-scientific position from which the fictional male character observes and narrates the harrowing events that lead to the disintegration of his family life. The adapted voice-over of Bachmann’s lead character and his spouse are a harrowing articulation of the inescapable confinement present in normative conceptions of domesticity, family relations and child development. But all this is narrated not from their biographical, psychological, 'heroic' central positions as lead characters of this story, but through the surrounding material world: leaves in a tree, whiskey, a clock, lovers’ hands interlocking in a cinema queue, the wheels of a pram, a knife.

Departments, Centres and Research Units: Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Copyright Holders: Minou Norouzi
Dimensions or Duration:
23 minutesDuration
Item ID: 27245
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 15:47
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2019 15:47



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