Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir nominated at Warsaw Film Festival
Kinoteka 1: Tuesday, 11 Oct 12:00
Kinoteka 1: Thursday, 13 Oct 18:30
Kinoteka 1: Friday, 14 Oct 21:00
Kinoteka 1: Saturday, 15 Oct 16:00
Festival edition: 2016
The festival that opened on Friday is among only handful of A-list film festivals in the world together with Cannes, Venice and Berlinale. The films are chosen from thousands of films from all over the world.
Fifteen films compete this time for the documentary price together with ‘Keep Frozen’ and only two are from the Nordic countries. ‘There are a lot of interesting films in the category from France, USA, Korea, Angola and other countries but I´m most excited about the film The Beast is still Alive by the Bulgarian team Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova. What I´m looking for in a film description is how the artist approaches the media rather than the subject matter itself. Creative documentaries are something else than reportage where you want to know more facts about the subject. Creative documentaries are an artform like sculpture or painting’, says the artist.
The artists will unfortunately not be able to be present at the premier which is a Eastern-European premier of the film that has before competed for the documentary price at Nordisk Panorama film festival in Malmö and the ‘Regard Neuf’ price at Vision du Réel where it enjoyed world premier in April. ‘I will be present at the second, third and forth screening and will introduce the film and answer questions afterwards.’, says Hulda, ‘These are great films from all over the world and some have already enjoyed great international attention. For example the Australian film Chasing Asylum received four stars in a review in The Guardian. So the competition is fierce. We are the low budget film that got in there somehow. Despite the budget restrains we pushed ourselves to the limit artistically and it seems like it is paying off now. We get to play with those with the big money and show our film four times at the grand Stalin-era Kinoteka cinema in downtown Warsaw. The film will even be screened the whole time in cinema hall one that takes 318 people.’
On the 2nd of December at 20:10 Deutschlandradio Kultur will broadcast an hour long radio programm about the artist art-practice-as-research project Keep Frozen that the documentary film is one part of. We at Icelandic Art Center have also interviewed the artist about the project in March this year: http://icelandicartcenter.is/blog/an-interview-with-hulda-ros-gudnadottir-on-art-practice-as-research/ and gallerist Aldis Snorradottir about her 2014 mixed media installation in May same year: http://icelandicartcenter.is/blog/hulda-ros-gudnadottir-at-thoka/.
A book publication about the project designed by Green Box Anja Lutz is available at Pro Qm, Berlin and art bookshops around the world. See a list here: www.huldarosgudnadottir.is/keep-frozen-book/
More about the film at WFF: http://wff.pl/film/keep-frozen