12-18 November 2018

In Praise of Nothing

Boris Mitić

In Praise of Nothing (Boris Mitić)
L'Alternativa Special Sessions / In Praise of Nothing


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 wellas 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.
“Iggy Pop is the voice of Nothing in a film about everything. Confused? This is just the beginning of a massive cosmic comedy.” (CPH:DOX)


Boris Mitić (Serbia, 1977) lived on a few continents, worked for a few years for the most prestigious global media, understood a few things and dedicated the rest of his life to creative parenting, creative football and creative documentaries, including Pretty Dyana (2003), Unmik Titanik (2004), Goodbye, How Are You? (2009).


  • Country Serbia, Croatia, France
  • Year 2017
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 79 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language English
  • Subtitles Catalan, English
  • Production company Dribbling Pictures, Anti-Absurd, La Bête
  • Producer Boris Mitić, Fabrizio Polpettini
  • Screenplay Boris Mitić
  • Editor Boris Mitić
  • Music Pascale Comelade, The Tiger Lillies
  • Sound Bruno Tarrière, Ivan Uzelac


Locarno Festival CPH:DOX


Sunday 18, 21.00 h — Teatre CCCB
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