Who can be happy and free? (2014)
HD video, 15 min 32 sec
Road movie. Experimental documentary.
The film is inspired by the poem of 19th century written by Nikolay Nekrasov. Nekrasov started writing “Who is happy and free in Russia” straight after the serfdom abolition in Russia in 1863 and was working on it for 14 years. The poem tells the story of seven free men, and their travels on a long journey all over Russia, trying to answer the question: who is happy and free?
In the 21st century those seven free men are coming back to the same road in the search for happiness, but in the context of contemporary Russia.
ONE LOOK (2012)
portrait documentary of Alec
07 min 02 sec
Devendra Banhart - Little boys
18+ - Midnight Lucy
Documentary is about young man, who grew up in the heart of Europe. He is half Dutch and half French. He has everything and more – freedom to be whatever he wants to be. He has no need to riot or protesting, because everything is going well. Dressing up, party hard and boredom build up his days. Is he kid of freedom or not? Who is he?
“One look” is view on Western Europe from outside, through the prism of outstanding representative of a new subculture.
Post Fairy tale (2016)
HD video, 17 min 04 sec
Lasagna of the history with the sparkles of Instagram culture and TV propaganda.
The experimental documentary film is based on a fairy tale written by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1819, titled 'Little Zaches, Great Zinnober' . Critically asking the question of the function of social media in today’s reality and whether the positivism of the fairy tale is replaced with the shallowness of virtual social appearance. is there a place for a real fairy tale in our pragmatic, information savvy world?
The moral of Hoffmann’s fairy tale teaches us to become aware of mere appearances and always look for bottom-ground reasons and explanations.
There are two main elements in the “Post Fairy tale”: First an active construction of cinematic fairy tale and the second passive life observation in its natural course, a sort of surveillance and poetic capturing of reality
The adaptation of the fairy tale is staged in the native ground of both the artist and Hoffman – the city of Königsberg (Kingdom of Prussia), today the city of Kaliningrad (Russian Federation enclave on a Baltic sea). A voice over with the narration of the original text of Hoffmann in German together with its Russian translation, guides us through the film and its ruins, touching upon the question of authorship and translation both on the physical land and through its virtual history.