Visionaries

Good Luck

Ben Russell | 144min | Frankrike, Tyskland

  • År: 2017
  • Språk: Serbiska, Kreol
  • Text: Engelsk
  • Nordisk Premiär

Visionäre dokumentärauteuren Ben Russell tar sin psykedeliska etnografi till gruvorna i Brokopondo och Bor för en hallucinatoriskt meditation över tid, rädsla och arbete.

Med sina visuellt överväldigande fältstudier har etnografen och filmaren Ben Russell tagit plats som en av dokumentärfilmens mest spännande röster. I Good Luck tar han ett avsteg från sina tidigare syraindränkta betraktelser för att i en tvådelad meditativ filmupplevelse skildra det radikalt annorlunda och samtidigt alldeles snarlika livet bland gruvarbetare i Serbien och Surinam. Genom att skildra de olika platserna genom tätt förbundna motsatspar tecknar Russell tillsammans med mästerfotografen Chris Fawcett en skavande världsbild av postkolonial kapitalism, förgörande arbete och globalisering, visuellt överväldigande och mentalt förkrossande.

- Olle Agebro

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Ben Russell

Regissör: Ben Russell

Ben Russell, born in 1976 in Springfield, Massachussetts, is an artist and filmmaker whose work lies at the intersection of ethnography and psychedelia. His films and installations are in direct conversation with the history of the documentary image, providing a time-based inquiry into trance phenomena and evoking the research of Jean Rouch, Maya Deren and Michael Snow, among others. Russell received a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship, a FIPRESCI International Critics Prize (IFFR 2009) for his first feature film Let Each One Go Where He May. His second feature film, A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (co-directed with Ben Rivers), premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2013.

Ever since my rst trip to Kiiki Negi in 2008, I wanted to find a way to spend more time with the men working there. Film was a reason, and I began looking for a mirror that could re ect my newly formed and probably suspect thesis: this place is that place, that process is this process, these bodies are those bodies, a state-run underground Serbian copper mine is an illegal Surinamese gold mine, et cetera. What could be called a film about the physical act of mineral extraction is also a film about men – about bodies, about proximity, about collectivity, about alienation, about agency, about serendipity. From the outset, it felt too easy to critique a process that all of us are directly implicated in, to have a public opinion about the horrors and environmental destruction that are part and parcel of the mining process – be it legal or illegal. It ultimately wasn’t the process that interested me as much as the side effects of the process: the community that arises out of harsh conditions, the collective that manifests out of necessity. I spent months in these mines simply because I wanted to better understand how men persevere.

Producent:
Janja Kralj, Guillaume Cailleau
Fotograf:
Ben Russell
Klippare:
Ben Russell, Maja Tennstedt
Kontakt:
Stray Dogs, nathan@stray-dogs.com
Regissörens filmografi:
  • (select) 2013 A spell to the ward of darkness; 2013 LET US PERSEVERE IN WHAT WE HAVE RESOLVED BEFORE WE FORGET, short; 2011 River Rites, Short; 2010 TRYPPS #7 (BADLANDS), Short.