Boris Mitic. Serbia-Croatia-France, 2017. 79'. Original language, English and Catalan subtitles.
It's time again for the L'Alternativa Independent Film Festival, this year celebrating its 25th anniversary. Today it's a satirical, offbeat parable about Nothing, in which Nothing, tired of being misunderstood, runs away from home and begins to reveal his thoughts on pretty much everything, including life and death, love and politics. Humorous and self-reflexive, as well as challenging us to reconsider the significance of life, 'In Praise of Nothing' was researched through 20,000 pages of the most eclectic bibliography, shot over eight years by 62 cinematographers in 70 countries, narrated in verse by Iggy Pop and scored by cabaret grandmasters Pascal Comelade and The Tiger Lillies.