Tartudok2024: Meet The Auteur at Elektriteater is the first Arts of Survival Documentaries event series. This year we are hosting a dozen film directors from Europe in South Estonia, who will bring their best works to Elektriteater. The programme is curated by Arts of Survival Documentaries Artistic Director Kaarel Kuurmaa, who will open a discussion with the auteurs after the films. Our next guest Marc Isaacs is a renowned filmmaker from the UK, who will show his latest film The Filmmaker’s House, which has also screened at Docpoint!
20.00 The Filmmaker’s House (2020, 75 min), followed by a talk with the director, Marc Isaacs. Moderated by Kaarel Kuurmaa.
The films are with English subtitles. The entrance is free!
The Filmmaker’s House (2020, 75 min)
When the Filmmaker is told his next film must be about crime, sex or celebrity to get funded, he decides to take matters into his own hands and begins shooting a film in his home with people connected to his own life. The first characters we meet are two English builders who Isaacs has employed to replace his garden fence and temporarily remove the barrier between him and his Pakistani neighbour. This introduces the film’s central theme of hospitality – a theme that finds its ultimate expression when a homeless Slovakian man charms the Filmmaker’s Colombian cleaner to let him into the house and tests everyone’s ideas of the expectations and boundaries between host and guests. Blending documentary with fiction and wry humour with emotional intensity, Isaacs unfolds a story which – in its’ final act – asks pertinent questions about the nature of filmmaking itself.