THE NADIR (2019)
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Writing and Direction
KATE DERVISHI and MATTI BERGMANN
with support from the ACADEMY OF MEDIA ARTS COLOGNE
SYNOPSIS : A group of Serbians enter a modern countryside house, the owner appears to be absent. They have brought along an English speaking friend, an American woman who would rather stay outside for the time being. The prologue functions as a brief foreshadowing or a kind of prophetic dream. Afterwards, the American woman appears in an urban apartment, naked, listening to a man discuss the Book of Revelation. Gradually, through a series of fragmentary encounters, a minimalist portrait of her forms. Employed as an atelier assistant, she is seen meeting her new Serbian coworker, whom she eventually accompanies to the countryside house. She meets the others inside, among them a capricious young man. Restlessness and inclement weather are countered with alcohol and misguided creative pursuits. Connections are formed and broken. Certain situations reach a degree of clarity while others retain their sense of mystery.