01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

Backflip

Nikita Diakur

Germany / France
2022, 13'

The idea is simple: try to do a backflip. But in order not to get hurt, the easiest thing is to create a digital avatar with the help of a processor and a machine learning system. So the avatar learns to do a backflip in no time. And nobody gets hurt.

I’ve never done a backflip, or a frontflip for that matter. I have a friend who did a backflip once and never shut up about it. I understand, I was a bit jealous, I wish I had done a backflip but I feel like it’s too late for me. Now I’m jealous of Nikita Diakur’s avatar that with the help of a 6-core processor and machine learning can do 360 jumps an hour and 8640 jumps a day and with each jump learns more and more about the art of doing a backflip. Since my computer is only a 4-core I’ll have to live my dream of doing a backflip vicariously through Nikita Diakur. (Rui Mendes)

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PREMIERE TYPE
National
ORIGINAL TITLE
Backflip
LANGUAGE
English
SUBTITLES
Portuguese
SCRIPT
Nikita Diakur
CAST
Nikita Diakur
PHOTOGRAPHY
Nikita Diakur, Gerhard Funk, María Anaya Alderete
SOUND
David Kamp
EDITING
Nikita Diakur
PRODUCER
Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron, Nikita Diakur
PRODUCTION
Miyu Productions
SALES
Miyu Distribution

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