Spring Grants 2020 - Post-Production, Post-Production Stage
Inspired by a short story from Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, Aleph is a creative documentary—a hybrid feature film that uses elements of narrative fiction and documentary practice to create multiple angles and points of view. The film zooms into the hyper present to observe and document the ties that bind people across space and time. The experience of meaning, as both revelation and challenge, is what drives the film’s narrative. Through play with uncertainty and serendipity, the film constructs its own narrative.
- Iva Radivojević
- Iva Radivojević
- Madeleine Molyneaux, Iva Radivojević, Vilka Alfier
- Production Company
- Picture Palace Pictures
About the Director
Iva Radivojević was born in Belgrade and spent her early years in Yugoslavia and Cyprus. She is an artist and filmmaker who currently divides her time between subarctic Alaska, Brooklyn, and Lesbos. Her work presents itself as a collection of fragments (observations, poetry, images, sounds, melodies, languages) which collage together to connect into a ruminating whole. The work circles around displacement and belonging, seeking to connect to the metaphysical or the magical. Iva's award-winning films have screened at international film festivals including IFFR, NYFF, CPH:DOX, SXSW, Doc Lisboa, Sarajevo; at museums including MoMA (NY), and broadcast on PBS and New York Times Op-Docs. She is the co-writer and editor of Martin DiCicco's 'All That Passes by Through a Window Does Not Open' (DFI Fall Grant 2014). Iva is the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants and residencies including Sundance Art of Non-Fiction, Guggenheim, Princess Grace Special Project Award, NYFA, Djerassi and Watermill Center.