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Art War
Art War
Art War
Art War
Sztuka i rewolucja
dir. Marco Wilms, Germany, 2013, 90 mins
Section: The City's Ours  ·  Competition: Amnesty International Award
Screening times
May 15 18:00, Iluzjon Stolica
May 16 16:30, Iluzjon Mała
May 17 14:00, Iluzjon Stolica
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About the film

Art is a weapon! This motto still holds true in Cairo. After 30 years of autocracy, President Mubarak was swept away by his people. Now the street belongs to them, the young rebels and artists. Graffiti sprayers and painters make the walls speak. They recount the days of fighting in blood-smeared portraits, the time of anarchy in wild collages, the attempts of liberation from a suppressed sexuality in obscene pictures. Walls become a chronicle of the rush of events; electro pop and rap supply a thrilling soundtrack. Euphoria is followed by overpainting and destruction. Snipers are at work, aiming at the protesters’ eyes. The revolution is no more romantic than this underground art, whose aim is to provoke and take risks, is accommodating. In one episode, director Marco Wilms draws a line back to the historic murals of the age of the Pharaohs. In a country with a high illiteracy rate, such traditions become a tried and tested medium of revolt. In a wild tour de force through the past two years of permanent and radical upheavals, “Art War” shows the dangerous dance on the volcano as a trip driven forward by the colours and rhythms of the Egyptian painters and musicians.

Special events accompanying the screenings:

May 15, Thursday | 18:00 | ILUZJON | Debate: War on Walls


Reżyseria/Directed by: Marco Wilms
Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Marco Wilms
Produkcja/Production: Marlen Burghardt; Heldenfilm

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Świetny film, bardzo dynamiczny, pokazujący wydarzenia, które śledził świat, od zupełnie innej strony. (joaku)