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V’inci : Directed by Malga Kubiak | Movie Review

Anubhav Chakraborty

January 18, 2023 3 min read

Movie : V’inci

Director : Malga Kubiak


” Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.”


Maya Angelou


V’inci as a movie attempts to connect two otherwise linked paths. The paths of freedom and love respectively. We are presented a domain where expression is of paramount significance. A place where excess is normal, a human reminder of mortality. 

The excess here appears unmoved by the pangs of time, the great ravager of beauty. It is unmoved any form of oppression. It is a domain where one embraces oneself in all its glory. An air of connection lurks around the people in full splendour. 

In the movie the idea of love is explored with its various facets. Souls appear soaring in the open sky away from the prison of evil thoughts and prejudices. 

The movie is about liberation. The kind seldom talked about, the kind seldom believed in and the kind seldom embraced. Here everyone is free, to smell, taste and feel the vigour of life. 

The movie has a myriad display of expressions, some fragile and spurious and the others more stable and long-lived. It resembles an Epicurean paradise where moments are lived, savoured and relished as if there won’t be another day to celebrate for the mortals. 

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote : 

” One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” 

Here the chaos is one full of colour and creativity. The chaos is generated by art sans the shackles of everyday tedium and the incessant fear of annihilation. 

V’inci ultimately celebrates life. The kind that upholds the spirit of mortality, the one that dances without the trepidation of an unknown tomorrow. They disappear in the colours around them, the fearless sky, the endless ocean , the guiltless soil and flawless smiles. 

The event acts as a gentle reminder to mortals perhaps reminding them how life must be celebrated. Why one must never forget the fact that bliss is rare and the moments however scanty, must be treasured. It reminds us why one must never forget about mankind’s intent to find bliss amidst the most arrogant barriers. 

V’inci can be seen as a unique heterotopic domain. Michel Foucault describes the heterotopia as worlds within worlds, mirroring and yet upsetting what is outside. (Valium) A space that completely transforms itself temporarily. A space of checked gestures becomes the place for subversive celebrations. It becomes the abode for the uncanny, of unconscious inclinations and uninhibited expressions. The constants are demolished creating the perfect place for the rare, the less frequent and the distant. Perhaps it becomes one of those rare occasions when the margins are erased. The gazes disappear into thin air and human beings get the rare opportunity of embracing themselves.


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