Dream palace, temple of excess, or something totally different? The movie exposes closing hours and night time heartbeat of a Tallinn shopping mall – a place built to entertain and mirror the world. The ambiguity of the camera gaze and the immersive soundscape will confront the viewers with a raw materiality of fleeting encounters, circulatory systems and gradually transforming atmosphere. The dialogue-free sensory ethnography will invite you to question limit between the body and the world in one of the most vibrant urban ecosystems.
Pavel Borecký (Prague, 1986) is a social anthropologist and an audiovisual ethnographer. As a holder of MSc in Sustainable Development and MA in Social Anthropology, he completed various primary and applied research projects in the fields of ethnobotany (Peru), civic society building (Estonia) and urban development (Czech Republic – Anthropictures ). Pavel’s latest film Solaris has been presented at twenty festivals and conferences in Europe and abroad. Receiving Swiss Government scholarship, he currently investigates water-related inequalities in Jordan and experiments with filmmaking methods at the University of Bern. In his communal practice, Pavel curates film program EthnoKino and serves as the convenor of European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA).