Honorable Mention – “A Posteriori” (UK)

Title: A Posteriori
Runtime: 3 min
Country: UK
Director: Natalia Jezova 
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: March, 2023

Synopsis: The film A POSTERIORI (2023), 3 min., colour, sound.

A Posteriori (Latin, ‘from the later’) – knowledge derived from experience (Encyclopaedia Britannica/philosophy).

The film delves into some complex themes: the mystery of creation; the line between God and man; crisis of faith and religion; power and hypocrisy; the church mired in scandals and contradictions.

The above concepts are examined in this three minutes film. Diverse visual styles have been intertwined, separate shots are linked together not by their literal continuity in reality but by symbolic association – as metaphors. This provides an opportunity to not only show different conclusions on the screen, but to also create symbolic meanings and metaphors that go outside the context of the film.

The playful representation of existential topics invites the viewer to draw from their own memory and emotional recognition, stimulating their intellectual reflexivity and perception. It allows for the process of co-creation by inviting the spectator’s imagination to build a unique interpretation.