CINEMA CONCERT KINO PRAVDA
9. May, 20:30, Kinemax Gorizia
Live music: BOŠTJAN NARAT, guitar & DIDIER ORTOLAN, saxophone, clarinet
Collection of Dziga Vertov's newsreels - Kino-Pravda
Dziga Vertov's collection - Austrian Film Museum, Vienna
Introduction: JURIJ MEDEN, curator and program manager at the Austrian Film Museum
Between 1922 and 1925, a series of newsreels by Dziga Vertov, titled Kino-Pravda (Cinema-Truth) and consisting of 23 parts, was published quite irregularly and only in few copies. With this series of newsreels, Vertov wanted to create a kind of "newspaper for the screens", and the title is a tribute to the newspaper Pravda, founded by Lenin. Both the Kinonedelja series of newsreels (1918-1919) and Kino-Pravda offer an interesting insight into the early period of the Soviet Union and demonstrate the rapid development of Vertov's film language. Between 2017 and 2018, the Austrian Film Museum digitized and subtitled 22 surviving issues (no. 12 was lost) in German and English, and since 2018 they are available online.
KINO-PRAVDA NO. 7
25. 07. 1922, 11' 29''
Trial of the Socialist Revolutionaries / Rebuilding of the destroyed Siberian village of Taseevo / Railroad station Sljudjanka / Abandoned mica pits near Lake Baikal / Soči health resort / Chudjakovskij-Park / Beach near Tuapse / The loading of silk / Afghanistan, Kabul / Peacetime use of tanks / Mountain road / Chapel in the Caucasus
KINO-PRAVDA NO. 10
September 1922, 15’ 38’’
International Youth Day and demonstrations / All-Russian Olympiad / Streetcar collision / Construction of automobiles in a Petrograd factory
KINO-PRAVDA NO. 19
May 1924, 17’ 22’’
Connecting city and country, south and north, summer and winter, peasant women and worker women / Emancipation of women in the USSR
Boštjan Narat is a versatile creator who does everything with deep reflection. By education, he is a doctor of philosophy and professor of history, but he also works as a musician, publicist, television presenter, theater plays (co)creator and author of music for the theater. With the band Katalena, which he founded in 2001, he released nine studio albums, and in 2010 he also embarked on an independent musical journey. On his professional path, he published a collection of essays entitled Party (2014), which are related to music, poetry, film, theater, sport and, of course, philosophy, and Venturing into the void (2018), another book of essays, with which he consolidates himself as one of the most important contemporary essayists. Goran Vojnović wrote the foreword.
Didier Ortolan was born in 1966 in the French town of Hayange. He graduated in clarinet and saxophone. As a clarinetist, he is active in various chamber ensembles, with which he has won many competitions. He plays with various groups and cooperates with local orchestras. In addition to studying classical music, he is becoming fonder of jazz. He studies harmony and composition and is improving at the Manhattan School of Music. He is a founding member and an active musician within the group Zerorchestra, for which he writes soundtracks for silent films. He carries out teaching activities in private schools and public institutions. He is the conductor of the Pordenone Philharmonic Society.