FEEL FOR THE WIND

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The film is based on a poetry book of the same name written by Feri Lainšček and Dušan Šarotar, which was published in 2004 by the Franc Franc publishing house from Murska Sobota. Shooting took place on various locations throughout the Prekmurje region. Above all, it is a film about the word, the wind, the unseen, that which is only inside us and nowhere else, some perhaps call it soul, perhaps just a feeling.

Feeling the wind is a poetical portrait of the Pannonian landscape, explored by the director Maja Weiss through the instruments of poetry, music, photography and an extensive journey across the plains.

The book Feeling the wind is a common work of poets Feri Lainšček and Dušan Šarotar, photographer Jože Suhadolnik and designers Miha Grobler and Matej Koren. It includes a compact disc with musical compositions written by Marko Grobler with lyrics by Feri Lainšček, performed by the musical group Feeling the wind and vocalist Moira. The book Feeling the wind is a singular spiritual monograph of Prekmurje as well as a constituent part of a broader artistic project.

In 2007, sculptor Tomaž Kolarič and director Maja Weiss joined the project Feeling the wind. Tomaž Kolarič conceived the thematic groundwork and made a prototype of the Pannonian ear sculpture, a listener to the wind, the installation of which will enable the transposition of the naturally occurring sounds of Prekmurje into the internet by way of electronic media. Director Maja Weiss made a poetic documentary titled Feeling the wind. All artists participating in the project appear in the film, along with numerous other prominent artists from the Prekmurje region.

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The film is based on a poetry book of the same name written by Feri Lainšček and Dušan Šarotar, which was published in 2004 by the Franc Franc publishing house from Murska Sobota. Shooting took place on various locations throughout the Prekmurje region. Above all, it is a film about the word, the wind, the unseen, that which is only inside us and nowhere else, some perhaps call it soul, perhaps just a feeling.

AUTHOR TEAM


Director MAJA WEISS
Produced by IDA WEISS
Screenwriters FERI LAINŠČEK, DUŠAN ŠAROTAR, MAJA WEISS (based on the book by Feri Lainšček and Dušan Šarotar Feeling for the Wind)
Director of Photography BOJAN KASTELIC
Assembler PETER LOZAR
Music by MARKO GROBLER
Photos by JOŽE SUHADOLNIK
Organized by JANI KOVAČIČ, SIMONA CIZAR

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Production: Bela film
Coproduction: TV Slovenia – Documentary Program
Financial support: Slovenian Ministry of Culture

DIRECTOR ABOUT THE FILM


The authors conceived the project as a kind of artistic journey following the feeling of the wind, which we understand as a metaphor for silence, mystery, that which is completely different, which essentially characterizes a landscape and gives it a unique, irreplaceable melodiousness and sentiment. We followed the feeling for the wind in the geographically limited area of ​​Prekmurje, but we also found our starting points in a much broader spiritual context, defined by the term steppe melancholy. It is the latter that we wanted to research more consistently and present to a wide audience. This is, of course, an apparently already known concept, or rather a pattern, with which we most often mistakenly and completely stereotypically associate the image of the plain and the sensibility of its inhabitants with some folklore idealized and above all locally limited image, in which there is little space for geographical dimension, artistic depth and spiritual complexity of the Pannonian area. We are convinced that the report of our journey can be authentic and exciting, but at the same time artistically compelling, daring and new.

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Length: 50 min
Format: Digital Beta
Year of production: 2008

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