“Camerakiri” is a 2 minutes short-film, realized by Ligia Prodan, a young Romanian director and producer. The film has been launched two months ago, during Atelierul de Film LET’S GO DIGITAL! 2014 from Cluj and it was recently selected for public projection at Filmul de Piatra Festival 2014, which will take place this weekend in Piatra-Neamț, Romania.
“Camerakiri” talks, apparently, about the fatality of art (in this case, cinema art). Art is not something we can get away from. Art kills us, metaphorically speaking. The movie title and the idea itself are based on Harakiri, a samurai ritual consisting in ending your own life for the sake of honor. With an ironic wordplay and following the exact steps of the traditional ritual, Ligia Prodan converted the ancient ceremony into a frisky cinematographic sample.
Oh, and I almost forgot! The popcorn instead of blood idea is worth all the samurai!
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