This Is Very Good
A sunset is not kitschy. Nature is never kitschy, natures just there, lying around, not demonstrating any kind of talent or lack thereof. When natures filmed or photographed it might become kitschy. The kitsch is in the eye of the beholder.
In Jakub Vrbas Thats Very Good we see an indistinct image of someone, a person wearing an Alpine-style hat, their back to us. A projector is started, and it can be heard running loudly after that; it sounds like a generator. It projects nature scenes also indistinct onto the person, mainly onto a wall or screen in front of them. An idyllic forest scene is recognizable, a deer, a doe, or something like that.
In an ironically emphatic tone this someone comments on whats shown, Oh, thats pretty!, Oh, thats just so pretty!, Wow, thats really pretty!, struggling to find the right words: Unbelievably pretty!, Its so pretty!, Pretty as a picture!, Oh my God, how pretty! The longer the person tries to express their feelings in some way other than this more or less banal manner, the more futile the attempts become. Theres a lack of expressiveness, and so whats said, in fact, doesnt say much. The sound of the projector hammers even more powerfully onto the scene, thereby mechanizing nature.
Certain nature films employ a great deal of advanced technology to promote a worldview that is hostile to technology, hostile to civilization and anti-urban. Back to nature! Vrba takes the directly opposite path. Escapism is not his thing. His film isnt kitschy, and thats very good thing. (Bernhard Seiter)
Das ist sehr gut
Austria, Czech Republic