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ALEPH

Iva Radivojevic / United States, Croatia, Qatar / 2021 / 91 min

A visionary free-form travelogue inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ short story ‘The Aleph’, which explores enigmatic connections across continents. A must for literates and cineastes alike.

In Jorge Luis Borges’ short story ‘The Aleph’ (1949), the author discovers a mysterious hole that allows him to experience all the possible dimensions of the universe at once. Time, space and human destinies are also linked across continents in Iva Radivojević’s visionary ‘Aleph’, which is not so much a film adaptation of Borges’ text as it is a magical-realistic journey in the spirit and footsteps of the author, starting in Borges’ native Argentina. Radivojević lets her beautiful and fragmentary film be shaped by the encounters and places we experience through the camera’s omnipresent lens. The result is a singular, transcendental travelogue in free form.