Short Film: ECLIPSE, 17min., Switzerland, Experimental

Directed by Ivan Maria Friedman
Caught in the limbo of an underworld where time and conventional reality ceases to exist, Elena emerges from the collapse of her captivity upon the event of a lunar eclipse.

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Short synopsis:
Elena is prisoner in a dark realm not of this world, where the lines between dreams, memories, and realities blur amongst the non-existence of time. Amidst a lunar eclipse, Elena awakens from her captive slumber and embarks in a metamorphic journey, a surrender to a higher calling. Guided by the spirit of nature, Elena seeks something she does not know, but once knew, as she is guided through her personal purgatory until she reaches a universal paradise.

“Eclipse”, un poem en images, a visual poem, was filmed using a new and personal approach on the infrared technique, merged with an organic unscripted process five years in the making. The Movie is an aesthetic/symbolic visual essay exploring the idea of Katabasis and redemption.

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Director Biography – Ivan Maria Friedman

My name is Ivan Maria Friedman. I am a photographer, cinematographer, filmmaker and classical musician.

Since my youngest age, music has been an endless source of satisfaction, and a fuel for my imagination that helps me reinterpret the world in a thousand different ways. As life went on, I discovered that I could also take photographs and shoot and edit films, and I really enjoyed it. I felt enthusiastic about the possibility to combine these different disciplines and apply to each the formal principles that I could observe into the others.

Music gave me a chance to explore the depths of my own mind, to reflect on the meanings of life and death, and taught me to recognize and appreciate harmonic patterns, both in myself and in the rest of the manifested world. Photography and Cinematography gave me a chance to travel and witness the staggering beauty of this world, meet all sorts of interesting people and enjoy moments of peace and wonder in Nature.

In these forms of expressions and their inter-relatedness I see a field of possibilities to celebrate aliveness from a wide variety of perspectives, to develop my own vision, and along with it, my own voice, with which to share with other people what I find beautiful and meaningful in life, and continue to ask myself the most fascinating questions of all: What is it, that which we call life? What is this experience of me, of you, and of the universe ? Where did it all come from? And what is this magnificent cosmic play all about ?


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