An essay film covering 15 years of its author’s life. By referencing documentary and experimental film aesthetics “Minotaur” is composing and choreographing itself from numerous and various video textures of private footage: personal recordings, author’s previous films, social media materials, distorted famous films and unused cinematic footage. “Minotaur” invites its viewer on an intimate Proustian journey and a cathartic confrontation with poetry of life, passage of time and the relationship between filmmaking and memory & trauma. The film came to be though a crowdfunding campaign produced by Experimental Film Society from Dublin and Kolumbija from Sarajevo.
“Zulfikar Filandra has opened the passageways for his own dispersal; he stirs up the ghosts (living or dead, doesn’t matter) of his past and sends them on their way, without a name-tag, without a passport. They stream past us, out of the screen, and we catch hold of some of them, take them into our own labyrinth. It’s a séance well worth attending.” – Adrian Martin review for Ubiquarian.