CINE-TRANCE, n. - a special creative possession-like state induced through the lens of the camera, involving the filmmaker, her subjects, and her audience. The term was invented and developed by the pioneering filmmaker Jean Rouch through his interest in ritual, possession, and the process of participatory filming. One of the most innovative anthropological filmmakers, Rouch insisted that no domain of sensory experience should be alien to anthropology, incorporating dreams, improvisation, and fantasy into his documentaries. For me, cine-trance means getting rid of filterings and the mesh of concepts, disorienting the linear thought, and totally surrendering to the events while filming.


and films, which inspired me the most,
in no particular order.

La Jetee (Marker)
Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky)
L'Atalante (Vigo)
Un chien andalou (Bunuel)
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Paradjanov)
La charme discrete de la bourgeoisie (Bunuel)
Underground (Kusturica)
Masculine-feminine (Godard)
Quatre cents coups (Truffaut)
Daisies (Chitilova)
Lost Highway (Lynch)
October, Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein)
Black Cat, White Cat (Kusturica)
Blackboards (Samira Makhmalbaf)
Once upon a time, cinema (Makhmalbaf)
Woman in the Dunes (Teshighara)
Address Unknown (Kim Kiduk)
Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner (Kunuk)
Pillow Book (Greenway)
Lancelot du lac (Bresson)
Alice (Svankmajer)
Waking life (Linklater)