The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear
Georgia 2012, 1h 37min.
In Salaam Cinema, veteran Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf places an ad in a newspaper calling for one hundred actors to act in a film that he wants to make to celebrate the 100th anniversary of cinema. The rest is a unique cinema experience: an audition with dozens of enthusiastic men and women turning to the camera to talk about their motivation for being in this film – an incredible mirror into contemporary Iran.
Returning home in autumn 2011 following several years in Germany, Gurchiani decides to make a film, for which she announces her decision to cast young people. Thus begins a series of auditions, in a poetic setting, surrounded by pastel-colored, decaying walls, around which Gurchiani structures her film.