Silence's Crescendo 18+
Experimental horror film.
Silence’s Crescendo is the most recent film from Bosnian-Australian avant-gardist Saidin Salkic, and this screening is the World Premiere of the film. It is the dark to Salkic’s previous film The Arrival of a Phoenix’s light. Placing both films in the one program gives an indication of Salkic’s concerns, his range as a filmmaker. Silence’s Crescendo is an extraordinary and unique horror film. It plays with many tropes of the genre, but in a low-budget and intense way. Filmed in a murky B&W, it is like an “experiment in terror”, somewhere between a normal horror film and an aesthetically-minded experimental film. It goes for a heightened intensity, a “crescendo”, that never lets up. It loops its rough sounds insistently, offering no escape for our doomed hero. It’s a dark, nightmarish work, not for the faint-hearted. Psychologically, is this film a metaphor for Salkic’s experience in the Bosnian genocide, where he experienced fear and death? – Bill Mousoulis
Presented by Bill Mousoulis, founding editor Senses of Cinema. Part of the series “Australian New Wave filmmakers”
Screens with The Arrival of a Phoenix, followed by Q&A.
This session is presented by Sax & Violins Film Society in conjunction with Adelaide Film Festival.
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Director Saidin Salkic | Producer Saidin Salkic | Cast Saidin Salkic
Saidin Salkic was born in Srebrenica, Bosnia. Having survived the genocide he migrated to Australia in 2001. Hailed by Bill Mousoulis as "one of the Australia's best film makers", he is also a prolific painter, musician and poet. Saidin is the author of seven mini-feature films to date and has been featured in many media outlets across the world, including SBS World News and CNN Balkans. The Arrival of a Phoenix and Silence’s Crescendo are his two most recent films.