About the Film

This film is supposed to be one of the triple films about the relationship between the man and the universe. Nobody knows what the universe is, still almost everyone wants to know that. So, people have already produced several hypothesis. Some of them are science-based and proven, some of them are not. This very film depicts a pretty known (still not very-well known) idea that the Macrocosm is almost the same as Microcosm – like we all consist of atoms, and maybe our earth or even universe is also some sort of an atom that makes the bigger element. I hope that the colorful and a bit funny form of the movie will make the audience curious about the main philosophical idea.

Marat Narimanov

City: Moscow
Country: Russian Federation

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An Interview with Marat Narimanov

What has been a real high point point for you in creating this film? What excites you about your submission to the FilmOneFest?
It was quite challenging to start working on this extra short film, and what was really cool, that I’ve managed to finish it in just 1 month, and that in spite of it’s duration, it really is the finished product. Then, when I saw it on the big screen, it looked much better that on my small TV or PC monitor, that was also inspiring, because I have not expected that. I’d be really glad if my film will be screened in USA, because it has already been screened in several European countries, but not yet in the USA, so it would be quite interesting to know if this film can be understood and appreciated on various continents or not.
A questions about “One Minute” films: As you think about one minute films, what kinds of possibilities are there for this medium? What does it mean to you particularly?

When a year ago I heard, quite occasionally, that there is a 1-minute format for the film, I thought it would be quite challenging to tell a story just in 1 minute. I took me really much time and skill to make the script. Then I made the first version and nobody could grasp the idea of the film, so I had to re-make, re-edit it to make it more understandable for the audience. I think that this 1-minute format is extremely interesting, because it requires more professionalism than much more lengthy films. You have to tell the story in audiovisual format and make it beautiful, interesting and thoughtful in just one minute, which is pretty hard. That’s why the film schools will definitely include such films in their education programs.
Talk a little about your influences: If you think about the gifts and skills you bring to film-making, what do you find energizes you most? What inspires you or compels you in your art form, and in what ways are you inspired?

The big movies and directors have always been inspiring me. Some of those people I’ve never met (like Hayao Miyazaki), while I had long conversations with the others (Yurii Norstein, Emir Kusturica). It is so exciting how those people can make their own world in the film, which is quite like our world, still pretty “magical” or at least unusual in some way.