Resolutions (2015-2016)

 

SYNOPSIS

 

RESOLUTIONS (originally Entschlüsse) is a short diary entry written by

FRANZ KAFKA in 1911. In the text and video, the narrator wears a

psychological mask in order to cope with the world around him. But

rather than finding a hopeful resolution, he embraces a self-defeating

approach towards life. By adapting a hundred year old text to a

contemporary form - the short web video - RESOLUTIONS doubles

as a short fiction film and a commercial for Franz Kafka. Not an ad

meant to sell you something that promises to make you better, happier,

or more satisfied. But an ad that argues that self betterment itself is futile;

an ad that illustrates the following:

 

“Theoretically there is a perfect possibility of happiness: believing

in the indestructible element in oneself and not striving towards it.”

- Franz Kafka

 

TECHNICAL SUMMARY

 

Experimental short film • Runtime: 02:22 • Full HD Video

Black and white / color • Aspect ratio: 1,78:1 • Language: English

 

VIEWING LINK

 

Watch Resolutions on Vimeo

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

FILMS

Marco Joubert | Filmmaker + cinegrapher

 

 

 

 

CREDITS

 

A short film by: Mika Johnson and Marco Joubert

Directing: Mika Johnson

Photography: Marco Joubert

Music: Ryan Lester

Sound design: Justin Evans

Foley: Eli Stine

Color grading: Sunny Kurapati

Titles: Kaori Mitsushima

Post-production assistance: May Ziadé and Sahil Ahuja

Interpretation: Marcello Barisonzi, Louis Chartrand,

Geneviève Guernier and Mika Johnson

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

 

Winner: Best Experimental, IndiefilmTO Fest, Toronto, Canada, 2016

Winner, Reel 13, New York, United States, 2016

 

SCREENINGS

 

Tract IX, Toronto, Canada, 04/2017

Thirteen/WNET, New York, United States, 11/2016

DRAWINGS

INFO

 

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