• Greek Title Αναμνήσεις από ένα ταξίδι στη Λιθουανία
  • Original Title Reminiscences of a journey to Lithuania
  • Year: 1972
  • Genre: Experimental Film diary
  • Country: USA, West Germany
  • Duration: 82'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Jonas Mekas
  • Cinematography: Adolfas Mekas, Jonas Mekas
  • Editing: Jonas Mekas
  • Music / Score: Konstantinas Curlionis
  • Sound: Jonas Mekas
  • Cast: Εμφανίζονται: Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas, Pola Chapelle, Peter Kubelka, Hermann Nitsch, Annette Michelson, Ken Jacobs
  • Production: Jonas Mekas
  • Color: Color / Black & White
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: English
  • Format: ProRes
  • Print Source: Re:Voir
From Monday, 30 May 2022 20:30 until Monday, 30 May 2022 22:30
At Iera odos Str. 48, Postal Code 104 35 Kerameikos, Athens Categories: Προβολές Ταινιοθήκης Tags: Εκδηλώσεις - Φεστιβάλ, 12ο ΦΠΚΑ

"This film consists of three parts. The first part is made up of footage I shot with my first Bolex during my first years in America, mostly from 1950-1953 […] The second part was shot in August 1971, in Lithuania. Almost all of the footage come from Semeniskiai, the village I was born in […] The third part begins with a parenthesis in Elmshorn, a suburb of Hambourg, where we spent a year in forced labor camp during the war. After the parenthesis closes we are in Vienna where we see some of my best friends – Peter Kubelka, Hermann Nitsch, Annette Michelson, Ken Jacobs [… ]The sound: I talk during much of the film, reminiscing about this and that. Mostly it's about myself, as a Displaced Person, my relation to Home, Memory, Culture, Up-rootedness, Childhood." (Jonas Mekas)

Jonas Mekas (1922-2019) was born in Lithuania and, with his brother Adolfas, was held captive in a forced labor camp during World War II. He immigrated to New York in the late 1940s. There he became an emblematic figure of the American experimental cinema and the avant-garde scene, making mainly diary films but also founding magazines, collectives and experimental film archives. He was the first director of the famous organization for experimental cinema Anthology Film Archives. Until the end of his life he wrote poetry and published books on cinema, made diaristic cinema with film but also with the new digital media.



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