Nostalgia for Existing Without Delay
Director: Slawomir Milewski Country: Poland Genre: Documentary, Experimental Runtime: 50 m Screening: Block B Time: 5.45-6.45 pm
For filmmaker Slawomir Milewski, the ultimate transgression is not living life to the fullest; refusing to embrace life and instead, travailing in a grey, dull space, void of joy. Inspired by French intellectuals and mystics, Polish filmmaker Slawomir Milewski explores the issue of transgression in his first film entitled Nostalgia For Existing Without Delay.
Slawomir Milewski is a London based Polish artist and filmmaker, born in 1979. He completed his Master’s degree at the University of Fine Arts in Poznan, and was awarded a scholarship by the University of Rennes, France. His films have been screened and awarded at numerous festivals and exhibitions in North and South America, Europe and Australia. He says, “In ‘Nostalgia for Existing Without Delay’ I am combining a couple of themes: my fascination about the role of transgression in society and what it means for individuals, and also the theme of how human beings exist beyond the realm of rationality.” It all sounds very serious, but the director assures us there’s plenty of humour, absurdity and sensuality in this exploration, too – a bit like life itself.