Boris Mitic: In Praise of Nothing

Boris, I watched it two times

your film, so full of rhymes

I was not stressed,

felt actually quite impressed

I loved the voice of Iggy Pop,

does that make me an intellectual snob?

The cabaret music made me glad,

I could not sit still where I sat

The images are sooo fine,

enjoyable as the best wine

Your texts are sometimes crazy

really pleasing this viewer lazy

I see the film as a tribute to everything

from your alter Ego Mr. Nothing

… and to Glawogger our master

who fought against disaster

But why sarchastic to the genre docu

I don’t think it suits you

But happy that you are not a journalist,

not so happy when you are a moralist

That would be my main objection,

to a film that does not want perfection

but that wants to question it all, through fun,

and a beauty that sometimes made tears run

Trust your image elegance

and your verbal eloquence

Big hug

from a clumsy text in blog

Serbia and many other countries, 2017, 78 mins.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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