Alchemy On The Amstel (II)

Cinematic travelogue through the Underworld dreamed by the river Amstel.
Water as a liquid mirror, visual oracle that reflects Parallel Universe of the Amsterdam city.
Narration dictated by the ever-changing and re-shaping flow of the river.
There is a river inside Amstel river.
ALCHEMY ON THE AMSTEL(II) is second part of trilogy in which each film can be seen as a part of the whole or as a completely independent piece.

  • Janja Rakus
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Slovenia
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Janja Rakus

Janja Rakuš is an award winning Slovenian visual and performing artist, filmmaker and writer. In 2008 she finished her MD of Performing Arts at DasArts in Amsterdam. Her work has been screened,translated and exhibited all around the Blue Globe, from Latin America,China, India to Rome, Tallin, Porto,Amsterdam, Paris and Cannes where she received 1st AVIFF Cannes Award 2019 for her short film ALCHEMY ON THE AMSTEL(III).

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Director Statement

I am a Poet
of Digital Age.
An alchemist, a laborer
who depends on the evolution of her tool.
Only if my tool is transformed, my thinking becomes transformed too.