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For You In Me And Me In Them To Be One

Breda Beban
1988
43 mins Colour/Black & White Sound Beta SP and 16mm film

For You In Me And Me In Them To Be One

Filmed deep in the mountains of south Serbia, For You in Me and Me in Them to Be One is at the same time a cinematic exploration of the pictorial strategies inherent to Pavle A. Florensky's theory of the Icon and a love letter to the Sopocani Monastery's genius loci.

The monastery was Beban's artist retreat throughout the 80s.Reminiscent of Sergey Paraganov's film 'The Colour of Pomegranates', Beban's real-time performance in her beloved landscape is heavy with a promise of privileged moments accessible only if one can open up to the possibility of their mystery.

Production: Beban & Horvatic Productions and TV Belgrade
Direction and Script: Breda Beban & Hrvoje Horvatic
Photography: Milos Mitrovic, Editing: Radomir Todorovic
Location Sound: Milan Stojanovic & Andrija Novakovic
Postproduction Sound: Bojan Kondres & Ante Jergovic
Cast: Breda Beban, Radica Despotovic, Sister Teodora
Shot on locations in Serbian monasteries Sopocani, Djurdjevi Stupovi, Crna Reka
Funding: TV Belgrade and Kresimir Huzjan

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