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  • Being Far from Venice (1998)

    Being Far from Venice (1998)

    Being Far from Venice (1998)

    40 min | Documentary | Production: Cineprojects


    Film Director:
        Helga Landauer
        Helga Landauer
    Director of Photography:
        Yuliy Olshvang
        Oleg Gorchakov
    Sound Design:
        Galina Siver

    Official selection of Anthology Film Archives Film Festival and New York Independent Film and Video Festival


    This film was born of the premise that some themes – such as death, being, longing for the past – are best approached indirectly. Some images are clearer in reflection. Venice itself, one of the most-visited yet least accessible spots on the earth, serves as an ideal metaphor for this thematic landscape. Being Far From Venice contains no footage of the city itself. The film seeks to surround rather than sportlight the cultural and existential dimensions of the city and the singular role it has played in the lives and imaginations of the heroes and heroines of the documentary. Venice is the muse for their extraordinary stories; she exists as the invisible presence evoking the path not taken.