During the production year of 'Mami, La Moula', Anhar and I had so many endless discussions about what people like Jean Rouch, Agnés Varda, Wang Bing, Makoto Sato, Trinh T. Minh-ha... etc etc, are actually trying to do, as opposed to what they seem to be doing. The core issue here was how to arrive at a direction approach in which human beings are recorded while performing their lives authentically, to preserve their private-public spaces and escape from…
The debut of all debuts. At the beginning, Jonas declares that it's an unfinished piece of film, and I know that it will always be unfinished no matter how complete it was, because it extends into me.
"The state of happiness is when you’re with friends and you have food and good conversation and lifted voices and you drink and eventually, where I come from, we sing and dance. It’s an intense moment of existence. There are many people who…
"Let's sit down here, my dearest,
Look and see how much I care.
I will listen to the tempest
Under your submissive stare.
All this golden vegetation
And this fair lock of hair,
They have come just like salvation
Of the loafer free of care.
Long ago I left my village
With the blooming fields and thicket,
Tempted by the city image
And the life of fame, so wicked.
So I buried in oblivion
Orchard, summer I enjoyed
Where I, to the frogs' singing,
Raised myself to be a poet."
- Sergei Yesenin, 1923