In Praise of Nothing

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    In Praise of Nothing

    Directed by

    Serbia, Croatia, France

    2017

    78 min

    • English

    Documentary

    A satirical documentary parable about Nothing, filmed over 8 years by 62 cinematographers in 70 countries, scored by cabaret grandmasters Pascal Comelade and the Tiger Lillies and narrated - in simple childlike verse - by Iggy Pop.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Iggy Pop
    Screenplay
    Boris Mitić
    Cinematography
    Sebastian Alfie
    David Batty
    Nedžad Begović
    Attila Boa
    Roman Bondarchuk
    Dušan Brković
    Alicia Cano
    Rodolfo Castillo-Morales
    Sorin Dragoi
    Amlan Dutta
    Aleksandr Elkan
    Eleftherios Fylaktos
    Eduard Georgadze
    Michael Glawogger
    Sinisa Glogoski
    Ed Godsell
    Marino Grgurev
    Mohammed Hashem
    Miloš Jačimović
    Olivier Jourdain
    Goran Jović
    Jessica Kingdon
    Justin Kramer
    Niklas Kullstrom
    Edmond Laccon
    Branko Lazić
    Petr Lom
    Vitaly Mansky
    Zoran Marinović
    Jovana Milanko
    Boris Mitić
    Lucian Muntean
    Chingiz Narynov
    Boris Poljak
    Maja Rasic
    Ranajit Ray
    Francesco Scarel
    Rui Silveira
    Aleksey Solodunov
    Andrijana Stojković
    Dmitriy Stoykov
    Katia Suvorova
    Oleksandr Techinski
    Riho Vastrik
    Ana Maria Vijdea
    Anna Zaboeva
    Teco Wong
    Editing
    Boris Mitić
    Music
    Pascal Comelade
    The Tiger Lillies

    Director's Statement

    I wanted is to make a cinematic equivalent to the best satirical book ever, Erasmus’s 1513 humanistic classic “In Praise of Folly”, in which Folly goes around the world arguing that it is to smarter to be mad than to be smart. Five hundred years later, in these new Middle Ages, it is Nothing who gets the main role.

    Production
    DRIBBLING PICTURES
    Production
    ANTI-ABSURD
    Production
    LA BÊTE

    Press

    This is like something from the Renaissance or something.

    Iggy Pop

    Too wise to be poetic.

    Film Explorer

    A torrential blues litany, tickling the limits of hope.

    CineLapsus

    An outstanding essay about the scariest thing on earth. We won’t fear the abyss anymore.

    Cuadernos de Cine

    Watching this film is like a mixture of feelings from before and after making love.

    Agron Domi, Tirana FF

    Apothéosique!

    Pascal Comelade

    Can I screen this film at my funeral, twice?

    Johan Kolinsky

    Boris Mitić

    Boris Mitić

    Serbia

    Boris Mitic has lived on a few continents, worked for a few years for the biggest global media, understood a few things and devoted the rest of his life to creative parenting, creative football and creative documentaries: a Gypsy Mad-Max recycling saga, a claustrophobic tragedy of the absurd, a satirical documentary fairy tale, a feelgood parable about Nothing. 150+ festivals, 20+ broadcasters, 25 awards.