JOS STELLING: THROUGH GOLDEN APRICOT ARMENIAN FILM-LOVERS GET ACQUAINTED WITH BEST PIECES OF WORLD CINEMATOGRAPHY
JU LY 18
The Golden Apricot (Voske Tsiran) International Film Festival has
already become dear for Dutch director Jos Stelling: "I love both
the city and its dwellers and that wonderful fruit, by the name of
which this as much wonderful festival is called," the director said
at the July 18 meeting with journalists. The Dutch director is among
festival’s honorary guests and presented his Dushka full-length film
shot in 2007 to Armenian spectators.
According to Jos Stelling, Golden Apricot is an important festival
for Armenia, as through that festival a film-lover is able to
get acquainted with both modern and classical best pieces of world
cinematography. "The whole world is filled with low-value and tasteless
films. There are studios that try to produce them especially for
sale. However, there are other films that are created with a great
difficulty, but become real films and live forever," the renowned
"My films are about loneliness, and if you unite them, they will become
one film consisting of different parts. I never shoot my films from
aside: I always stand between an actor and the video camera. And it is
that "between" which becomes a real film and has a new thing to say,"
Jos Stelling said.
According to the director, world cinematography, of course, develops,
but it is not connected with existence of Internet or DVD: "all the
same, they only give light, but cinematography is another thing,
it is a window."