All that Passes by through a Window that Doesn't Open
Fri Jan 18, 2019 – Sun Jan 20, 2019
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Between Azerbaijan and Armenia, men young and old toil every day to build a new railroad that promises to bring glory to the next generation. Meanwhile, across closed borders, a lonely stationmaster sits idle in suspended time, waiting twenty-five years for the return of trains… which may never come. In a landscape whose light and colors are reminiscent of the atmosphere of a Western, men at work are filmed in a suspended time frame, struggling to reconcile their dreams for the future with their immediate needs. Across the closed borders of Eurasia, men reflect upon all aspects of life and work: desire and regret as well as food and money. Martin Diciccio’s directorial debut is simultaneously a beautiful observation of daily routine and the passing of time and a deeply considered meditation on labor’s role in life.