Kategorijos archyvas: Dokumentika

„Laisvė kurti“/Freedom to Create (EN subtitles), 2011


This documentary film is about the prisoners, creating in places of detention. The film director listens attentively to the prisoners’ stories, where the leitmotifs of mistakes made in life, punishment and creative work, serving as a form of liberation, intertwine. Showing the world through the eyes of prisoners or social underworld, Jansas puts the spectator into such a context, which we normally do not want to know anything about – he treats us with a full-length portion of rich and specific contradictory reality not wrapped into glossy ideological paper, without imposing one truth or any in advance prepared responses.

Garso takelis/ SoundTrack, 40 min., (EN subtitles), © 2009

SoundTrack, 40 min., 2009 from Evaldas Jansas on Vimeo.

Šis apgaulingai paprastas muzikinis dokumentinis filmas vaizduoja režisieriaus bandymus rasti tinkamiausią muziką savo filmo garso takeliui. Kadangi kadre pasirodo nemažai skirtingų žinomų atlikėjų, kompozitorių, elektroninės muzikos kūrėjų ir muzikos kritikų, filmas praktiškai tampa subtilia ode bręstančiai ir klestėti pradedančiai Lietuvos muzikos scenai. Tačiau viskas nėra taip akivaizdu; pati variantų gausa labai apsunkina pasirinkimą, tad pats užfiksuotas paieškos „garsovaizdis“ ir yra vienintelis įmanomas garso takelis. Režisierius atsiduria vienoje iš filme skambančių dainų paminėtame „išrengtame krante“, lyg apsėstas rinkdamas akmenėlius ir akivaizdžiai praradęs krypties pojūtį.

This tricky musical documentary captures the director’s search for an idea of the proper soundtrack for his film. With a handful of diverse musicians, composers, producers and critics featured, the work effectively becomes an understated ode to Lithuania’s newly burgeoning music scene. Yet there is also a catch: the very abundance of options makes it nearly impossible to choose one, so the only actual soundtrack can be the documented soundscape of the search itself. The director is left standing on the “naked shore” mentioned in one of the songs, obsessively gathering pebbles and seemingly having lost a sense of direction.

3in1 (EN subtitles) 05:46, © 2008

3in1 05:46, 2008 from Evaldas Jansas on Vimeo.

Scissoring pictures of naked women, hearing gossiping on an unlucky neurosurgeon, viewing of a weather-forecast-lady pointing at a huge brain projection. Views and sounds merge provoking curiosity and versatility of interpretation: the movie is a mixed brain of a modern person, a psilocibilus, an ironical view of the pop culture and its critics.