When you’re equally able to seduce Sundance audiences and Corriere della Sera readers, you know you’re on the right track. Challenging a miscellaneous humanity to jump from a ten metre trampoline, Hopptornet, by Swedish directors Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson, navigated festivals and webzines, stimulating sociological analyses and click-baiting (would you jump from there?) –
and with good reason. We don’t know whether Van Aertryck loves or despises others (any director that deals with the human is potentially a sadist), but he surely loves spaces, like the one between trampoline and swimming pool, or between actors and critical gaze: we are the ones in between, free to reach conclusions or let go and enjoy the diving. At the TV studios of Because the World Never Stops
(co-directed with Danielson), the anchorwoman introduces the refugee crisis, then faffs about while waiting for the weather forecast: every judgement is possible, none is essential. Maximilien lands in Lago preceded by a Special Mention 2016 and a victory at our Iberian twin festival Formentera Film, both for Hopptornet. See what you can do when you get the spaces right?
HOPPTORNET (TEN METER TOWER)
Svezia / 2016 / 16’18’’ / Doc
BECAUSE THE WORLD NEVER STOPS
Svezia / 2016 / 11’ / Doc