Archive of films Autofocus / Autofocus
2013, 28 min
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
A sweet little church standing alone in the Croatian landscape, a few scattered trees, an endless sky, and the sun beating down – a simple setting for a caustic satire on mass tourism. Hidden microphones and a telephoto lens capture the endearingly banal exchanges between the kind of holidaymakers who wolf down bulging sandwiches and a Romanesque monument in one sitting.
A little church standing alone in the Croatian landscape, a few scattered trees, an endless sky, and the sun beating down – all you need to set the scene for a caustic satire on mass tourism. Families, young couples and groups of friends file past the hidden telephoto lens, while cleverly placed microphones capture their endearingly banal conversations. This docu-comedy compilation draws on the unremitting voyeuristic urges of the film viewer to see and not be seen in order to expose the shallowness of people who wolf down bulging sandwiches and a Romanesque monument in one sitting.
About the director
Boris Poljak (b. 1959, Split, Yugoslavia) has worked as a film and TV cameraman since the early 1990s. He also founded and continues to organize the International Festival of New Film and Video in Split. As a cinematographer, he has worked on more than 50 short documentary and independent films, three feature films, and more than 200 commercials. His work has won awards at domestic and foreign festivals. Autofocus is his fifth directorial effort.
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About the film
|Section:||Documentary Films - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Boris Poljak|
|Production:||Milva film i video|
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