Jaro Minne (b. 1992) grew up in Belgium and has studied directing at film academies in Ghent, Brussels and Helsinki. His films represent a search for a rudimentary form of narrative where he explores events of everyday life with great attention to character study, drama and intimacy. He also worked on several documentary photography projects, looking for individual stories, often focusing on the East-West cultural divide (and the cross-over). Yet, he tries to challenge this documentary discipline, by adopting a subjective viewpoint and often imagining and creating the images in collaboration with the subjects. His work is marked by a certain simplicity, slowness and distance. He searches ways of how to give the viewer the possibility of not merely to rely on visual information, but to rely on his imagination. As a result, the viewer is invited to participate and to take a position.
He currently works between Belgium and Romania.
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