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Don't Think It Will Ever Pass

Don't Think It Will Ever Pass
25. 4.–26. 1.
experimental / documentary 75'

author: Tomaž Grom
editing assistant and producer: Špela Trošt

thank you:
Kristian Božak Kavčič (advice on editing), Lea Aymard (advice on color correction), Blaž Lukan (text), Matej Stupica (graphics), Ana Jelnikar (text translation)
 
»A film constantly on the run, running away from something or someone, from itself... A film with no pretentions of being a film. Rather it wants to be description, a diary of a journey, of days and lives that have fled, that have escaped control, life itself ... What escapes is what exists, but what doesn't exist also escapes, devoid of all romanticism, and certainly of God ... Perhaps only the time counted down by the music that dominates the flight ... Counting down? Counting? Measuring? No, embodied time, even though apparently mute, silently aflow, singing and conjuring forms: being itself ... A running that wants to outrun time, and succeeding, even though every suspension, every slowing down or ceasura—paradoxically— has a boomerang effect, redoubling the force of time's seemingly even pulse. A blow to the forehead or a splash to a devouring gaze that cannot get enough of the images, desperate to capture them all at once in a single glance, in a single frame ... But time, though seemingly crystal clear, is never straightforward, never in focus; it is, in any one moment, blurred, opaque, diffused ... ...«
Blaž Lukan - full text

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2023, Vesna Award for Best Feature Film, FSF Portorož
Don’t Think It Will Ever Pass is an entirely unique and highly emotionally charged film that calls for an open-eyed audience. Experimental and enigmatic, and yet subtle, honest, and associatively open. With an ever-moving camera that seems to be able to find a new story wherever it steered. Constantly unfolding new spaces and finding poetry in the banality of everyday life. Cinema as a ritual, as a need that transforms pain into beauty.
2023, Vesna Award for Best Original Music to Tomaž Grom, FSF Portorož
With a repetitive, minimalist motif and thundering silences, music in the experimental film Don’t Think It Will Ever Pass is a poignant signal of the passing of time, evoking intense reactions and mixed feelings.

Premiere:
26. 10. 2023, Slovenska Kinoteka, Ljubljana, Slovenia
07. 10. 2023, Festival of Slovenian Film, Portorož, Slovenia06. 2. 2024, Kinodvor, Ljubljana
08. 2. 2024, Kulturni dom Franca Bernika Domžale
© Zavod Sploh 2023
© Zavod Sploh 2023

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