Film Archive

Sections (Film Archive)

Jahr

Countries (Film Archive)

Dormition

Documentary Film
Russia
1991
30 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Studio Sovremennik
Marina Razbezhkina
Sergey Litovets
Marina Razbezhkina
Time stands still in Tatarstan. The last traces of the USSR are crumbling. A flag is taken down before it falls (apart) on its own: “Glory to the Great October”. Which century do the inmates of the psychiatric hospital come from? A never nostalgic lament, a crazy requiem.

Barbara Wurm
Homage Marina Razbezhkina
End of the Road Marina Razbezhkina

Russia, the provinces, a sci-fi swamp (echoes of Stalker). On the radio: the coup against Gorbachev. But Moscow is far away. The people stay calm. There aren’t many left.

End of the Road

Documentary Film
Russia
1991
36 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Studio Sovremennik
Marina Razbezhkina
Sergey Litovets
Marina Razbezhkina
Russia, the provinces, a sci-fi swamp (echoes of Stalker). On the radio: the coup against Gorbachev. But Moscow is far away. The people stay calm. There aren’t many left. The rails on which the steam trains once carried the revolution to the Mari ASSR lead nowhere today. A masterpiece – and experimental to boot.

Barbara Wurm
Homage Marina Razbezhkina
I Feel Like Singing Marina Razbezhkina

Sacred or profane, romantic or folksy, Italian opera or Cuban Rumba, alone (secretly) or with neighbours (fervently) or the cultural association (of the Moscow Electric Lamp factory!)

I Feel Like Singing

Documentary Film
Russia
2000
28 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Studio Risk
Marina Razbezhkina
Avis Privin
Tatyana Naydenova
Marina Razbezhkina
Vladimir Zorin
Sacred or profane, romantic or folksy, Italian opera or Cuban Rumba, alone (secretly) or with neighbours (fervently) or the cultural association (of the Moscow Electric Lamp factory!) – this impressionist round of montages highlights a cultural asset that has become rare today: the joy of singing.

Barbara Wurm

Life as It Is

Documentary Film
Russia
2002
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nataliya Zheltukhina (Studio Risk)
Marina Razbezhkina
Anton Silaev
Irina Uralskaya
Tatyana Naydenova
Marina Razbezhkina
Vladimir Zorin
“That’s when you should have been here with your camera!” Ten years ago a man refused to leave, for her sake. Things worked out, for about a week. “Love gone, flowers wilted.” Ever since then Shura has been singing, reading horoscopes and lonely hearts ads and dancing the tango in stable wellies. A woman, a village, a life.

Barbara Wurm

S.P.A.R.T.A. – The Territory of Happiness

Documentary Film
Russia
2013
56 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Marina Razbezhkina
Anna Moiseenko
Anna Moiseenko
Anna Moiseenko
Yuriy Geddert
The sign above the cowshed proudly reads “Mayakovski”. Cattle in the mud outside. Inside: Lenin, St. Mary, London Tower. A young woman (and altruist) reverently explains the wall newspaper’s organisation chart: the coefficient of every member of the agrarian workers’ commune near Kharkov is measured by lines of poems written per week. Yoga here, piglets there, Boy George over there, next to the TV’s capitalist orgies. All this ideology made her puke once, she says. No surprise. SPARTA consists of slogans (about healthy morals, sacred Russia, approved communism) that are meant to help them over the real post USSR misery and existential vacuum and are supposed to lead – for twenty years already – to a “theory of happiness”. Which they don’t.

Barbara Wurm

Shrove Sunday

Documentary Film
Russia
2013
32 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Marina Razbezhkina
Dina Barinova
Dina Barinova
Dina Barinova
Calm, intimate and enigmatic, the film portrays three physically and mentally handicapped siblings. Shura has lived with her twin brothers at close quarters for a long time, quite deliberately: no nursing home, no special care (no social disaster). On Shrove Sunday they sing sacred songs. Inspirited.

Barbara Wurm
Homage Marina Razbezhkina
The Holidays Marina Razbezhkina

“Everyone still alive? You’re home! Get out.” 24 hours spent permanently half-asleep, even Little Nina. “Rough” is the least you can say about this journey home from the orphan school for the holidays.

The Holidays

Documentary Film
Russia
2005
52 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nataliya Zheltukhina, Grigoriy Libergal (Studio Risk)
Marina Razbezhkina
Anton Silaev
Irina Uralskaya, Ivan Alferov
Yuriy Geddert
Marina Razbezhkina
Viktor Brus
“Everyone still alive? You’re home! Get out.” 24 hours spent permanently half-asleep, even Little Nina. “Rough” is the least you can say about this journey home from the orphan school for the holidays. The lost awareness of space and time becomes a ghostly (natural) state of being. In “The Holidays”, Razbezhkina’s social curiosity blends into ethnography. Life of the Ugric Mansi people gradually takes shape, stripped of any didactic intentions – between killer spirit and ski bob creations, baby swing and kerosene lamp, shaman and wolf in the snow and: realism and impressionism. Nina will return to the city. For a short while – and yet an eternity – we too were part of her universe.

Barbara Wurm

Yamaha

Documentary Film
Russia
2015
38 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Marina Razbezhkina
Inna Omelchenko
Inna Omelchenko
Inna Omelchenko
Inna Omelchenko
He moves to the city for and with her. Valentin loves his Yamaha and takes good care of her. Is he still testing or already playing? The camera follows him closely, observes the cute loser in front of the mirror (dying his hair), in the subway passage (Beethoven’s “Für Elise”) and in the foreign workers’ shared flat (unimaginable). And finally going home, back to Mummy.

Barbara Wurm