Director: Eric Baudelaire. France 2014, 1h43m, English/Russian/French/Abkhazian with subtitles
A cinematic meditation on friendship and nationhood, Letters to Max documents the conversations between Maxim Gvinja, former Minister of Foreign Affairs for Abkhazia, a state which seceded from Georgia during the 1992-92 civil war and which is recognised by so few countries it seems by rights it would have no Foreign Affairs ministry, and acclaimed French artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire. Structured around Baudelaire’s letters to Gvinja, and the corresponding candid responses read in voiceover, Baudelaire delivers an unusual essay film which raises timely questions as to the physical, legal and philosophical nature of contested nationhood. The screening will be introduced by LUX Scotland’s Isla Leaver-Yap.
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