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Jahr

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Dark Matter

Documentary Film
Germany,
Russia
2020
19 minutes

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Viktor Brim
Viktor Brim
Viktor Brim
David Schittek
Viktor Brim
Danila Lipatov
A trace of regularly ordered mounds of earth. In the twilight, a dump truck is being loaded. A thick veil of mist hangs over the tops of the trees. Dark earth is excavated, loaded, and transported off the scenery. In Dark Matter, via the situative arrangement of different picture elements, a visual friction surface is created, which is shaped by the figurations of a post-apocalyptic landscape. The images are determined by the processes of extracting raw materials. Without the mineral resources from the numerous diamond and gold mines in the so-called Russian Federation subject Yakutia, the Soviet Union would never have been able to exist until the 1990s. Technology and ideology go hand in hand and leave their mark. Military and economic efforts to secure power are inscribed in this landscape. The extraction of raw materials and the exploitation of nature show their planned economic and geopolitical consequences, which make up the character of the “subjects of the Federation”. Their designation as “subjects” was introduced in the USSR in order to equip and administer different categories of territorial units with different degrees of autonomy.
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Joy

Documentary Film
Russia
2020
63 minutes

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Daria Slyusarenko
Marina Razbezhkina
Daria Slyusarenko
Daria Slyusarenko
Daria Slyusarenko
Daria Slyusarenko
Daria Slyusarenko
Daria Slyusarenko
Daria Slyusarenko
The same things happen every day in chapiteau “Joy”: performers disassemble and assemble the tent with a starry dome, give performances, move to other places. Trainers of lynxes and parrots fight over every little thing, while clown Valera always performs alone. Until one day a new partner, clown Jana, comes to his place to help him conquer the world of circus.
Re-Visions 2020
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Nyurka’s Bath Oksana Cherkasova
On the eve of the wedding Mother Nyurka heats up the sauna, and the household spirit makes sure that the whole wedding company get their long-deserved thrashing.
Re-Visions 2020
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Stakes Boris Kazakov
A wild ironization and deconstruction of the old Soviet pathos of the victory of technical progress – like the accelerated pulse just before a heart attack.
Re-Visions 2020
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Switchcraft Konstantin Bronzit
No sign of peaceful coexistence: A lazy cat, a nervous human and a clever mouse who doesn’t show herself but still compels absolute attention.