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Taskovski Films newest acquisitions

Taskovski Films has been very busy in the past months. We are thrilled to announce that we have become worldwide sales agents for four new titles that joined our slate.

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WHERE THE CONDORS FLY – A Cinematographic Journey with Victor Kossakovsky

by Carlos Klein, 2012, 90′ & 52′

Portrait/Biography/Personal Story/People & Society

Chilean film director Carlos Klein accompanies Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky during the shooting of his latest film. This documentary is more than a making-of. It‘s a personal, critical and deeply humorous reflection about filmmaking and its possibilities and limitations. Like a matryoshka doll, it tells the story of a filmmaker making a film about another filmmaker who is himself making a film.

 

FAMILY MEALS

by Dana Budisavljevic, 2012, 50′

LGBT/Personal Story/Women/Gender/Culture/People & Society

Do you remember the last time you’ve talked to your parents? What did you talk about? Have you gone step further from weather forecast and daily politics? Five years after their last gathering, a birthday celebration brings together an ordinary four-member family. They start questioning what made them turn away from each other… Can having a conversation about buried family secrets help them eat without cramps in the stomach in the future? Can a failed birthday cake help them overcome the past?

Family Meals is a documentary film portraying the need for acceptance by our loved ones through the ritual of family meals taking place in the charming and somewhat eccentric family of the director.

 

MY NAME IS JANEZ JANŠA

by Janez Janša, 2012, 67′

Art/Performing Arts/Media/Contemporary Art/Current Affairs & Politics

A name. Everybody has one. The documentary discusses the role of one’s name in private and public life, exploring the problem of homonymy and reasons for changing one’s name. The film draws references from history and popular culture, leading us to the case of three artists who officially changed their names to the leader of the conservative Slovenian Democratic Party, the then-Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Janša. This act blurred the boundaries between their lives and art in numerous and unforeseen ways, and provoked a variety of interpretations among the general public and in art circles in Slovenia and beyond.

‘My name is Janez Janša’ is the film that inspires you to Google your name again.

 

75 INHABITANTS, 20 HOUSES, 300 COWS

by Fernando Dominguez, 2011, 70′

Culture & Arts/People/Personal Story/Portrait/Creative Documentary

For many different reasons that would be too long to explain, cinema usually has a close relationship with the art of painting. And we´re not talking about those academic biopics of renowned painters, which are mere illustrations of clichés; we mean capturing a painter´s craft, its preparations, times, and doubts. From somewhere in the Buenos Aires province, Nicolás Rubio remembers the town where he grew up, shortly and poetically described in the film´s title. But memories seem to sleep away and he uses everything at hand to reunite with them: phone calls where he discusses how many windows were at his family´s house, letters (not the electronic ones but the other kind, because time is here a fundamental issue), old photos, and a memory one needs to learn how to wait for. Debutant filmmaker Fernando Domínguez draws on a series of different devices to capture that search for lost time, portraying the work of a painter and his will to create a whole world out of the loneliness of one room.

To request a screener or enquire about the rights, please contact Manuela Buono at sales@taskovskifilms.com