In Praise of Nothing

In Praise of Nothing

Chvála Ničeho

Script: Boris Mitic
Photography: 62 cinematographers in 70 countries
Editing: Boris Mitic
Sound: Bruno Tarrière, Ivan Uzelac, Martin Semenčić
Music: Pascal Comelade, The Tiger Lillies
Producer, Co-producer: Boris Mitic, Fabrizio Polpettini (La Bête)
Color: Colour
Language: English

“A whistleblowing documentary parody about Nothing.” That is how the filmmakers describe In Praise of Nothing. In fact, Nothing is the only protagonist of this essay-like film. An ironic and unflinchingly critical monologue, delivered in simple rhymes and with the voice of Iggy Pop, accompanied by captivating and succinctly expressive footage shot by several dozen people all over the world with the assignment to “shoot nothing.”

„A cinematic equivalent to Erasmus’s humanistic classic In Praise of Folly, in which Folly goes around the world arguing it is smarter to be mad than smart. 500 years later, it is Nothing who gets the main role.“ B. Mitić


Serbian director Boris Mitić (1977) debuted as a self-taught filmmaker with Pretty Dyana (2003, Ji.hlava IDFF 2004), named after the car used by Belgrade’s Romani who make a living collecting trash. In UNMIK Titanik (2004), he tells the story of a group of people who have spent several years living in a one-building UN ghetto in Kosovo, and Goodbye, How Are You? (2009, Ji.hlava IDFF 2009) explored Serbian satyrical aphorisms.

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DRIBBLING PICTURES / Boris Mitic / Bitoljska 2 / 11030 / Belgrade / Serbia / +385 91 1255 845 / /
Festival edition: 2017
Sections: First Lights
Premiere Type: Central European Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
Simultaneous interpreting: CZ
29.10.2017DIOD 15:30
26.10.2017DKO I 20:00


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