The Right
by Assaf Gruber, Germany, Poland 2015, 12'
SCREENPLAY: Assaf Gruber   SOUND: Tom Schön
PHOTOGRAPHY: Shai Levy   PRODUCER: Caroline Kirberg
EDITING: Assaf Gruber   LANGUAGE: Polish

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2016
Anne Pirsch is an elderly security guard at the Zwinger Palace in Dresden. At the end of her career she writes a letter to the Director of the Sztuki Museum in Lodz, requesting a transfer as a volunteer. The decision to change her workplace indulges her hidden desire to get closer to the AR group (Revolutionary Artists), one of the best-known avant-garde groups of the Polish left since 1930, for which Anne cultivates a passionate interest. This short is the fourth film in the cycle called The Anonymity of the Night cycle by artist Assaf Gruber. The Right is a fictional story framed by historic and patriotic feelings; the film recalls the old woman’s words through a reading of her written request, while a succession of shots creates an intimate path that follows the protagonist as she carries out daily tasks in her home. While the different home environments are compared to museum spaces, occupied by objects that recall closely the AR group’s geometrical works, on the other hand the museum is considered as a second home, a safe haven of ideas and expression of creative thinking.
Assaf Gruber 
Israeli-born artist and director, he lives and works in Berlin. He’s won numerous awards including: the Rothschild Foundation, Saint-Ouen (2007), the Junge Akademie der Künste, Berlin, the Ostrovsky Family Fund, New York (2015). Among his one-man shows: Cultuur Centrum Evergem, Evergem (2012), the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2012), the Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery Project Room, Tel Aviv (2014). He’s participated in numerous group exhibitions, including The Primal Scene at the Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv (2015) and Think Film at the MMC Luka Luka, Pula (2016). He also participated in the Berlin Film Festival with his cycle, The Anonymity of the Night (2016). 

Selected Filmography
2004-2016 Studies in Sculpture (in corso di realizzazione) 2015 The Guardroom; Citizen in the Making; The Right 2014 The Anonymity of the Night 2011 Binding 2010 C’est comme un code à decoder

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