Aleph is a travelogue of experience, a journey to find that place of connection, of clarity, understanding across language, geography, and experience. The thoughts, ideas, and dreams of protagonists in ten countries spanning five continents are revealed through conversation, activity, and contemplation. These collective stories serve as pieces of a puzzle that lead to what the Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges called ‘the unimaginable universe’.
Iva Radivojević was born in Belgrade and spent her early years in Yugoslavia and Cyprus. She is an artist and filmmaker who currently divides her time between subarctic Alaska, Brooklyn and Lesbos. Her work presents itself as a collection of fragments (observations, poetry, images, sounds, melodies, languages) which collage together to connect into a ruminating whole. The work circles around displacement and belonging, seeking to connect to the metaphysical or the magical.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
27th Sarajevo Film Festival 2021
New directors/New films 2021
Director: Iva Radivojević
Country: USA, Croatia, Qatar
Language: Spanish, Arabic, Serbian, Greek, Nepali, Thai, Zulu, English
Cast: Anne Waldman, Guillermina Pico, Bouamama BenFareh, Žarko Laušević
Production: Ivaasks Films, Picture Palace Pictures