Saidin Salkic’s “disarming and fascinating” film The Last Days Of Loneliness will be screened at the acclaimed Southeast European Film Festival in Los Angeles in April and May 2022. This will be the first screening of Salkic’s work in America.
(YourDigitalWall Editorial): – Melbourne, Victoria April 18, 2022 (Issuewire.com) – “Salkic is one of the most singular and uncompromising filmmakers currently working in Australia” (Senses of Cinema on Saidin Salkic, July 2021)
This view was also shared by legendary Australian film pioneer John Flaus who compared Saidin Salkic’s place in the history of cinema to Gertrude Stein’s place in the history of literature, as a great explorer . It’s Flaus, 88, who now lives with Alzheimer’s disease, who now stars as Salkic’s on-screen collaborator in his new film ‘The Last Days of Loneliness’.
Dealing with themes of loneliness, death and human connection, the film perhaps takes on added resonance in the wake of the ongoing pandemic, the disconnection people feel from each other and the intermittent reconnection , in these strange and unusual times.
The film has been chosen to screen at the highly regarded Southeast European Film Festival in Los Angeles in April 2022. It will be the first showing of Salkic’s work in America.
Salkic is a survivor of the biggest genocide in European history since World War II, the Srebrenica genocide, and his experiences come across as very insightful and relevant to the current situation in Europe and the world at large.
Many of Salkic’s works such as “Silence’s Crescendo” and “Swan Lake and the Atomic Bomb” are horrifying nightmares that highlight the madness of conflict and war and their consequences. Loneliness, however, is a softer film with love at its heart, but no less heavy when it comes to human emotions.
This is a unique cinematic experience by a filmmaker like no other, and the screening is not to be missed.