An Author's Retrospective: Jay Rosenblatt

HUMAN REMAINS

Jay Rosenblatt
Screening time  
29.02. / Wednesday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 5  
'Human Remains' illustrates the banality of evil through portraits of five 20th century dictators.

'Human Remains' illustrates the banality of evil through portraits of five 20th century dictators. It reveals details from personal lives of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Francisco Franco and Mao Zedong, sharing with us their innermost feelings, little things from everyday life, such as their favorite dishes, movies, habits and sexual preferences. Their public lives and their roles in the history are not mentioned here. Although this ghastly information is intentionally omitted, its sinister presence can be felt in the film.
 

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Jay Rosenblatt

Jay Rosenblatt is an internationally recognized artist who has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1980 and has completed over twenty-five films. His work explores our emotional and psychological cores. They are personal in their content yet universal in their appeal. His films have received over 100 awards and have screened throughout the world. Eight of his films have been at the Sundance Film Festival and several of his films have shown on HBO/Cinemax, the Independent Film Channel and the Sundance Channel. ZagrebDox screened many of his films in International Competition, My Best Dox, and in the author's retrospective in 2012, when Rosenblatt held a masterclass.

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HUMAN REMAINS

USA
1998, 30', color/bw, video

Directed by:
Jay Rosenblatt

Screenplay by:
Jay Rosenblatt

Edited by:
Jay Rosenblatt

Producer:
Jay Rosenblatt

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival – Jury Award; International Documentary Association –  Distinguished Documentary Award; Hamptons International Film Festival - Best Short Film; Aspen Shortsfest –  Best Documentary; Vila do Conde Short Film Festival - Grand Prize, Documentary; Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival –  Best Documentary; Black Maria Film & Video Festival – Juror's Choice Award; Odense Film Festival – Best Nouvelle/Experimental Film; Humboldt International Film Festival –  Best Experimental Film; Museum of Modern Art - SECA Award; Chicago Underground Film Festival – Silver Award, Experimental; Palm Springs International Short Film Festival - Honorable Mention; Ann Arbor Film Festival - Honorable Mention; Carolina Film & Video Festival - Honorable Mention; Medfilm Festival - Special Mention