Above Us Only Sky (Netherlands)
April 24 May 2 2020

Above Us Only Sky

Above Us Only Sky

  • Arthur Kleinjan

Synopsis

How do you start an investigation into chance? By a late journey. The narrator tells how the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjalla stopped the plane he should have taken for Prague in 2010 from taking off. Meditating on the powerful images of the “Earth’s anger”, Kleinjan remembered another flight that never arrived: the aircraft crashed in northern Czechoslovakia in 1972, before reaching Belgrade. Only a Serbian stewardess miraculously survived the crash. She was included in the Guinness Book of Records and got to meet the Beatles, when John Lennon was considered like “Lenin” by the young Czech anti-communists. During this investigation that becomes a speculative mechanism, the filmmaker finds other lucky happenstances and troubling coincidences of this kind. Such as the old factory in ruins that opens and closes the film, Above Us Only Sky uses free association and incidental traces to blend characters and events into an original story, imbued with magical realism.
 
Emmanuel Chicon
Length: 29'
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2019
Language(s): English
Premiere status at VdR: International Premiere
VdR edition : 2019

Production

Arthur Kleinjan

Sales Contact

Theus Zwakhals
LIMA
theuszwakhals@li-ma.nl
Tel. +3120 389 20 30

Screenings

Language(s):  English
Subtitles:  French
  • Monday 8 April
  • 20:45
Colombière

Followed by a discussion

  • Tuesday 9 April
  • 14:15