The fragmentary narratives in the films of Keren Cytter have been noted for their original experimentation with the telling of emotion. Cytter, who is also a novelist, crafts multifaceted scripts that play on notions of the romantic and the realistic, the excessive and the banal.
Cytter’s films for Manifesta 7 play on the image of Italy and its cinema of the late Sixties (mainly on motifs of Pier Paolo Pasolini and Federico Fellini). Combining several stories, they each articulate distinct points of view, emphasizing moral and religious issues through the behavior of the characters. The actors are locals from Trento and surrounding areas, the settings are in Trento and some of its social meeting places. The stories shift rapidly in the mode of stream-of-consciousness, assisted by cinematic tools and theatrical techniques. The result is a confusing collage of places and figures connected by the story and the text.
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