Janos Kis is a Hungarian Avant-garde filmmaker, photographer, studied cinematography and sociology. He had been living in countries such as France, Israel, USA, Japan and Cambodia for more than two decades.
He re-evaluates the non-narrative forms of cinema, notedly the observational Contemporary Contemplative Cinema (slow cinema), capturing the common but mostly unpredictable occasions of everyday life..
He opens up a space for theoretical reconsideration on under-explored aspects of temporarily and beyond. Emphasizing the storyline he uses minimalism, extreme long single static and tracking shots, natural light, original recorded "rough" audio sounds from location (if possible), paying attention to diegetic outside the frame sounds.
Story-line is written by the life itself. When you slow down, the world slows down and let you reveal it, as Carl G. Jung synchronicity theory defines, the basically meant events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no casual relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.
He works outside the dominant institutions of film making.
Awards and Screenings
Los Angeles Underground Film Forum, Cefalu Film Festival, Girona Film Festival, Los Angeles Experimental Forum, Video Poetry Festival Athens, One Take Film Festival Zagreb
Maya Deren, Peter Hutton, Jonas Mekas, Chantal Akerman, Béla Tarr, Tsai Ming-Liang, Abbas Kiarostami, Andrei Tarkovsky, Yasujiro Ozu, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Jia Zhangke