Assaf Gruber

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The Right
Video, 11'54", 2015

A 73-year-old security guard from the Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden writes a letter to the director of the Muzeum Sztuki of Łódź, requesting to volunteer as a security guard there.
The fourth in a series of short films entitled "The Anonymity of the Night", The Right is a fictional story framed by historical sentiments. The ostensible reason for the security guard’s wish for a transfer – apart from her personal history as a Polish-German refugee in the 1940s – is the Łódź museum’s collection of avant-garde pieces by the "a.r." group ("revolutionary artists", "real avant-garde") from the 1930s, one of the most renowned leftist Polish avant-garde groups of the interwar period, which she values much more highly than the old masters in the Caravaggisti room in Dresden, where she is currently placed.

Written and directed by Assaf Gruber; Production: Caroline Kirberg; Director of photography: Shay Levi; Art department: Nina Mielcarczyk; Script Edit: Agnieszka Polska; Actress: Sabine Wackernagel; Voice Over: Ewa Dalkowska; Sound recordist: Tom Schoen; Sound editor: Igor Klaczynski

The Right is part of "The Anonymity of the Night", a project focusing on how political ideology of subjects is related mainly to personal stories and how it is being shaped, fleshed and self-manipulated through man’s life stories and not through theoretical knowledge.

Full video can be viewed online at https://vimeo.com/142773874 (request password here)

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