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‘Alchemy Of The Amstel (III)’ by Janja Rakus

Cinematic travelogue through the Underworld dreamed by the river Amstel.
If in the first two parts-Alchemy On The Amstel (I,II) water serves as a liquid mirror, visual oracle that reflects Parallel Universe of the Amsterdam city, than in the Alchemy Of The Amstel (III) the power of the river and key of narration lies in her memory and her absence.
Director Biography - Janja Rakuš

Janja Rakuš (Slovenia) is a filmmmaker,visual artist and writer.
She finished MD of Performing arts at Dasarts in Amsterdam and is author of four novels. She participated on many performing festivals, exhibitions and conferences.

Short Filmography

- Poem for Loa; 5min; 2017; Official Selection Festival y Arte Decolonialidad AICA 2018; Bogota Colombia
- Poem for Loa; 5min; 2017; Official Selection AVIFF Cannes 2018; Official Selection Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogota / CineAutopsia; Official selection Global India International Film Festival 2018 also award for the best direction in category for short experimental film; Official Selection CinqueTerre FilmFest; Italy 2018
- Paesaggio in 9 strokes / dedicated to Cy Twombly; 14min; 2017
- Alchemy on the Amstel ( I-III ); 53min; 2016; Official Selection Shortcutz Amsterdam, Official Selection Shortcutz Porto; Official Selection International Film Event Station 2 Station, Warsaw,Poland; Tallin,Estonia; Sophia, Bolgaria
- Castles of Wasteland; 7min 26sec; 2014; Official Selection AVIFF Cannes
- The Sower; 9min; 2012 /13
- Dawn of Time; 14min 50sec; 2012 /13
- Lust Bath; 7min 20sec; 2012 /13
- Google Eyes; 12min 30sec; 2012 /13
- Ecstasy of Death 7.0; 20min; 2012; Official Selection Undergrounf Film Festival Philadelphia

Director Statement

Painting with Light and Ghosts.

'Alchemy Of The Amstel (III)'by Janja Rakus

Film Type:Experimental, Short Runtime:20 minutes 34 seconds Completion Date:January 20, 2019 Production Budget:1,000 EUR Country of Origin:Slovenia Country of Filming:Netherlands Film Language:English Shooting Format:digital Aspect Ratio:16:9 Film Color:Color