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Igor and Ivan Buharov - Slow Mirror (2006)

Mađari s ruskim pseudonimima [Igor Buharov (Kornél Szilágyi) i Ivan Buharov (Nándor Hevesi)].
Film je pseudonim za lirski apsurd. Apsurd je sinonim za nostalgiju. Nostalgija je žudnja za bijegom.

Do you know what barman pours for spirits?
Do you know what drink the barman pours?
If your lover pours the drink, it's your destruction, If the drink is fiery, inside it brings illumination. Drink intoxication's drink, be consumed by love!
A drop happily seeks its death in the ocean's water. All the world's a bar and things in it merely glasses, Our freind raises his glass for us and we pay the bill, Even wisdom is drunk, descending into stupor, Earth and heaven are drunk, and all the angels too.

Hungarian experimental feature Slow Mirror by directing duo Igor and Ivan Buharov is among the favourites up for selection at the 39th Directors’ Fortnight (May 17-27).
Inspired by contemporary art, the two directors – whose real names are Kornél Szilágyi (35) and Nándor Hevesi (32) – have made several shorts and two other features (1999’s The Triumph of Sympathy and 1997’s The Programme).
Slow Mirror – which the directors wrote and lensed themselves – won a Special Mention in February at the Hungarian Film Week, an annual event that presents the best of Hungarian production, and which this year even managed to grab some headlines outside of Hungary.
Few people resist the temptation to want to control their dreams and transform, for example, a failure into a success. But very few are able perform lucid dreaming, an exercise that demands great sensitivity and much practice. This is the idea behind Slow Mirror, a surrealist film that recounts the adventures in the realm of the conscience through its numerous narrative lines.
With dream chasers, initiation, experiences inspired by Tibetan yoga, Slow Mirror invites the viewer on a journey to the edge of reality.
The title was produced by György Durst (a regular partner of the directors) for Álomvadász Kft and is supported by the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary (MMK), Duna Télévison and Pesti Est Kft. -

"The anarchic, fractured and extremely surreal films by Ivan and Igor Buharov (Korne´l Szila´gyi and Na´ndor Hevesi) might seem a perfect t for this “outsider” paradigm. Darkly playful hallucinations that share the aura of having been discovered forgotten in someone’s granny’s attic like a book of now troubling childhood drawings, they reveal in precise terms a world perhaps subconsciously suspected but hitherto indescribable. They have in common an improvised quality and a sense of the homemade. This not only stems from their beautifully rough-hewn visual textures but often from the people, objects and spaces that appear before the camera. The casts are composed of extraordinary ordinary people rather than film star types: lived-in faces bringing their own stories to the films. The props, which sometimes conspicuously reappear in different films, can likewise seem to have a real-world existence of their own carried over into the picture. This helps lend the films the weird intimacy of children’s games, in which familiar people and places are made alien and the weirdly alien becomes immanent to the everyday. The feverish and disorienting experience of watching a Buharov film was probably best described in the 2008 Offscreen Film Festival catalogue as “getting lost in someone else’s dream."  -Maximilian Le Cain

It has been more than 17 years that we have been working together, under the pseudonym of Igor and Ivan Buharov. We have been producing and directing several films. (experimentals, features, shorts, documentaries, animations) We have also been involved in the creation of several music projects and film music. Our works always dancing on the edge of fine art and cinematic art. In 1995, together with Vasile Croat and István Nyolczas, we have formed the 40 Labor “Multiartist” Group which made performances, events, actions, exhibitions, concerts, multimedia works. We held surrealistic audiovisual performances where the image, the music and the words became an organic whole after chaos. - http://www.curators-network.eu/database/db_item/id/igor-and-ivanbuharov

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