Monday, November 9, 2009
Showing at the Mar del Plata Film Festival: 4 Elements, directed by Jiska Rickels
Synopsis from the film's website:
4 Elements consists of four chapters that each show the struggle of mankind with the different elements.
FIRE shows the "smoke-jumpers" of Siberia that control the fire but also shows how they paradoxically make a fire in the base camp to cook their dinner.
WATER tells the story of the King crab fishers in Alaska and shows the men during the season of four days and nights.
In EARTH two mineworkers crawl like ants between the gigantic machines and it is shown how they scrub each others back after a long and exhausting day.
In AIR astronauts are followed during their heavy physical trainings till the point where they are being launched into space.
4 Elements shows, in a poetic way, the struggle of mankind with the four elements. Four places on earth where companionship and mutual trust are still of vital importance.