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HOW TO BE A PERFECT HUMAN

Kristina Daurova, Maia Elisabeth Sørensen / Netherlands, Denmark / 2020 / 13 min / International Premiere
Jørgen Leth’s immortal classic in a Covid remake with masks and social distancing: a manual in being the perfect human being in 2021.

Covid-19 has made it even harder to be perfect than it already was. Here is a film that shows us how to do it. A remake of Jørgen Leth’s film from 1967, which, with a gracefully choreographed body language, places itself between dance and performance – with social distancing and masks, of course. However, the perfectionism of the black-and-white aesthetics is just as uncompromising in Maia Sørensen and Kristina Daurova’s update, which with understated humour takes a look at what it takes to be a human being (perfect or not) during a pandemic, from private dinner parties to the public space.