Andri 1924-1944

Documentary Film
Austria, 2003, video, colour; 19'

White spots also appear in the short film Andri 1924 -1944 by Andrina Mracnikar, which is a miniature version of the documentary You Will Never Understand This. In the introductory scene a young Viennese woman drives to visit her grandmother, an Austrian Carinthian of Slovenian descent. The panoramic view of the passing landscape is studded with moments of blinding whiteness, as the winter sun occasionally appears from behind the trees. All this is underlined with the director's soft voice, feeling over the whiteness of her first childhood memories. She remembers Andrija, her grandmother's younger brother, a partisan and family hero, killed in 1944 by the Nazis. This soul-stirring story is later told first hand by an old woman: white marks are substituted for her beautiful and dying Slovenian language. In this short documentary, feelings of discomfort give way to childish curiosity, the complexity of memory is substituted for the simple expression of narration, the inexorability of comprehension alleviated by poeticism.
Jurij Meden

Direction and screenplay: Andrina Mracnikar

Organisation: Kinodvor
In co-operation with: City of Women
With the support of: Sixpack Film



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Oct 06th 18:10
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