In Praise of Nothing, Dir. Boris Mitić, Serbia / Croatia / France, 2017, 78 mins
An offbeat, satirical and beautifully-shot film about Nothing, in which Nothing, tired of being misunderstood, runs away from home and begins to reveal his thoughts on pretty much everything, including life and death, love and politics.
Shot over eight years by 62 cinematographers in 70 countries, this essay-film is narrated in verse by Iggy Pop and scored by cabaret grandmasters Pascal Comelade and The Tiger Lillies. Humorous and self-reflexive, In Praise of Nothing interweaves moments of playful superficiality with insightful commentary and formal lyricism, emphasising collective production and learning; forms of sociality; and challenging us to reconsider the significance of life.