In Search of Lost Time: Close-Up on Aya Koretzky’s "Around the World When You Were My Age"

In Search of Lost Time: Close-Up on Aya Koretzky’s
Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Aya Koretzky's Around the World When You Were My Age is exclusively showing May 28 - June 27, 2020 in Mubi's Undiscovered series.Just as in Marcel Proust’s celebrated novel À la recherche du temps perdu, the past in Around the World When You Were My Age emerges when contemplating objects in the present; memories are sparked by images, and incidents not dreamt of in decades reemerge as the central narratives of a life. Rather than a madeleine, a metal box is uncovered and when opened, the days and weeks of a youthful journey are rediscovered, this time with new eyes. The eyes belong to filmmaker Aya Koretzky, and to the film’s subject, her father Jiro Koretzky, whose eyesight has quite literally changed in the intervening years—only one eye retains partial sight. Proust observes in his novel that
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