- Jay Rosenblatt |
- 1998 |
- 30 minutes |
- COLOR/B&W |
Rental Format(s): 16mm film, 24 fps
HUMAN REMAINS illustrates the banality of evil by creating intimate portraits of five infamous dictators. The film unveils the personal lives of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Francisco Franco and Mao Tse Tung. We learn the intimate and mundane details of their everyday lives such as what were their favorite foods, films, habits and sex lives. There is no mention of their public lives or of their place in history. Irony and even occasional humor is sprinkled throughout the film. The intentional omission of the horrors for which there men were responsible hovers over the film. HUMAN REMAINS addresses this horror from a completely different and more obtuse angle, and reminds us that there are always new Hitlers among us.
Awards: Best Documentary, Aspen Shortsfest; Grand Jury Prize, Best Short Documentary, Florida Film Festival; Best Experimental Film, Humboldt Film Festival; Best of Festival & Audience Award, Onion City Experimental Film Festival; Honorable Mention, Sundance Film Festival.
|16mm film, 24 fps||$120.00|