THE GIFT

Written and directed by Jasmina Cibic

Script Advisor : Juliet Jacques

Photo : © Mike Bailey, courtesy of J.Cibic and FLAMIN Film London

The Gift is a 20-minute three-channel film that investigates how gifting is embedded within the landscape of Europe’s identity formation, exploring particularly intriguing examples of gifts of architecture, art, music and dance through the use of allegory and narrative. The project is filmed across paramount examples of architectural donations; Oscar Niemeyer’s French Communist Party Headquarters in Paris, Palais of the Nations in Geneva, Museum of 25th of May Belgrade, and Mount Buzludzha Bulgaria.

Co-commissioned and co-produced by FLAMIN – Film London; steirischer herbst ‘19; macLYON; co-producers Waddington Studios London. Supported by Cooper Gallery DJCAD, University of Dundee; Northern Film School; UGM Maribor Art Gallery; Museum of Yugoslavia; United Nations Geneva; Espace Niemeyer.

LIONFISH FILMS took care of the production service for the Paris shoot.