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Must see: Artavazd Peleshian - Life (Kyanq) 1993
Artavazd Ashoti Peleshyan is an Armenian director of film-essays, a documentarian in the history of film art, and a film theorist. He makes short, simple, often black and white films without dialogue and with extensive usage of archival footage Music is crucial to all his works.
Txt by youtube user mabsurda: Life is about a birth, consisting mainly of views of a young woman’s face in the throes of labour, her heaving body in its hospital room seen as a changing landscape. Two shifts take place: the child is born and the camera shows us this new life; then, in a final shot that re-orders the entire film in retrospect, we see mother and child, faces side-by-side perhaps years later, mirrors of one another save for the difference in age.