Nora Agapi | 68'
Category - Againts the Current
Over the course of his life, documentarist and photographer Ioan Matei Agapi has collected 21,000 metres of film stock shot over 30 years and countless objects, making his home a veritable museum of everyday life. Any picture is a document, he says, and as such any object a time capsule. But are these objects valuable or are they a mere nuisance? When an eviction notice arrives, his daughter urges him to get rid of most of his belongings. What is threatened is not just the integrity of his collection, but also the integrity of self. When the beauty in the eye of the beholder is discarded, one’s identity is also shaken. Blending archive and present-day footage, Timebox is an intimate look into a man’s struggle for relevance and remembrance.