The Ring



Photography: Peter Mettler, Andrej Lupnic, Ales Belak
Editing: Bert Eeles, Angus Reid
Music: John Cobban
Color: Colour

European artists frame the openness of the world in works of art. In gold mines in Africa, slaves dig for precious metal, and the story of the camps in Bosnia can only be told by those who survived them. This documentary epic brings the value of art into direct confrontation with its own extinction. It searches for a lost ring, a sense of connection, mapping at the same time the brokenness of the 90s. And the circle closes fifteen years after the first scene was filmed, 1989 - 2004. This circle is a documentary oddessy that encounters its nemesis in a picaresque philosopher who contemplates nothingness, and an essay that must step past the graves in Burkina Faso and Bosnia, the circle of the life work of the author who has discoveres his intimate Ithaca somewere between Slovenia and Scotland, a hideway from the nihilism of the ring, embodying death, gold and apathy, the symbols of the world that survives us

Photo Gallery

Speakeasy Pictures / Scotland /
Festival edition: 2004
Sections: Between the Seas
Awards: Best Central and East European Documentary Film
Exhibition format: Super 16 mm


The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard