IN PRAISE OF NOTHING

Films, Regional selection

Serbia, Croatia, France/2017/ 78′

DIRECTED BY: Boris Mitić

SCREENPLAY BY: Boris Mitić

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roman Bondarchuk, Vitaly Mansky, Michael Glawogger, Alicia Cano, Nedžad Begović, Teco Wong, Talal Khoury, Niklas Kullström

EDITED BY: Boris Mitić

MUSIC: Pascal Comelade, The Tiger Lillies

PRODUCER: Boris Mitić

PRODUCED BY: Dribbling Pictures, Anti-Absurd, La Bête

FESTIVALS & AWARDS:

  • IDFA 2017;
  • CPH:DOX 2017;
  • Locarno International Film Festival 2017;
  • Moscow International Film Festival 2017;
  • Sarajevo Film Festival 2017;
  • Sofia International Film Festival 2017;
  • DocPoint Helsinki 2018;
  • DocPoint Tallinn 2018;
  • Stockholm International Film Festival 2017;
  • Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2017;
  • Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival 2017.

“In Praise of Nothing” is a whistle-blowing documentary parody about Nothing, in which Nothing, tired of being misunderstood, runs away from home and comes to address us for the first and last time. It was researched over 8 years through the most eclectic bibliography ever used in a documentary film; brainstormed and filmed by 62 superstar and amateur cinematographers in 70 countries, scored by cabaret grand-masters Pascal Comelade and the Tiger Lillies and narrated – in simple childlike verse – by Iggy Pop.

Boris Mitić

Boris Mitić

He was born in 1977 in Leskovac, Serbia and currently lives in Zagreb. He worked for some of the most prominent media for several years before deciding to pursue documentary filmmaking. His four documentaries (In Praise of Nothing, Goodbye, How are you?, Unmik Titanik, and Pretty Dyana) have screened at over 200 festivals, received 25 awards and aired at 20 international TV stations. He teaches ‘real-politics’ of documentary film in Europe, America, Asia and online, and writes satirical columns for magazines Playboy and DOX