Daniel Brefin

Title: Hollywood
Directed and produced by Daniel Brefin
Duration: 12:20
Format: original format DV PAL 4:3
Language: Georgian
Subtitles: English
Production date: 2004/2013
Production country: Georgia / Switzerland
Limited edition: Edition of 5
Acknowledgements: Alexander Gegia (translation, coordination on location)
Distribution/Contact: Lomifilm, dabrefin@bluewin.ch

Kutaissi, a city in West Georgia, 13 years after the end of the Soviet period. The territory of a former open air cinema has been transformed into a church, the projection screen is still visible – a picture carrier that lost its pictures. Some are happy about the Lord’s house, others regret the loss of the cinema or wonder about the Stalin statue that was erected by a donator some years ago.
By the means of cinematically animated photography and interviews with passers-by, the film attempts to transmit an atmosphere of a certain lieu and to allow an approach to the dreams, hopes and fears of the local people.

Daniel Brefin
Artist, cultural worker, researcher. Since 2009, research fellow at the Academy of Art and Design/FHNW, Basel. Experimental and documentary video works, national and international exhibitions and festivals. 2007/2008 artist residency at Swiss Institute in Rome. 2002-2005 member of board of the contemporary art centre maf_media art farm, Tbilisi, Georgia. 200rtist residency in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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