Archive of films Immortal / Surematu

Estonia / Latvia
2019, 60 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition

  5C4 Tuesday 2/7 18:30 Čas Cinema
  6K5 Wednesday 3/7 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema
  851 Friday 5/7 9:00 Cinema B

How do the mechanisms of political power directly influence the lives of a country’s inhabitants? In seeking an answer to this difficult question, this cinematic essay looks at everyday life in a small Russian industrial city, uncovering along the way how dangerous and furtive an all-permeating ideology can be.


Synopsis

Russian documentary filmmaker Ksenia Okhapkina’s essay portrait looks at the strict order that governs life in a small industrial city in Russia. With her talent for visual composition and perceptiveness regarding local events, she puts together an audiovisual collage of seemingly minor details that enable us to observe a society bound by the regime and political power. Scenes of young girls learning about discipline at ballet school or adolescent boys training for the army are eloquent examples of citizen indoctrination, but the filmmaker avoids psychologizing the participants. Instead she portrays the dangerous ideology without excessive words or narration, thus perfectly capturing its furtive omnipresence and inconspicuousness.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Ksenia Okhapkina (b. 1989). Filmography: The Smoke (2009, short), Snowstorm (2010, short), Liudians (2010, short), The Night Performance (2012, short), In the Beginning Was… The Cube (2013, medium-length), Red (2015, short), Come Back Free (2016, medium-length), Immortal (Surematu, 2019)

Contacts

OU Vesilind
Ida poik 3, 75304, Järveküla
Estonia
Tel: + 372 507 806 7
E-mail: riho.vastrik@vesilind.ee

Press kit



About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Ksenia Okhapkina
Screenplay: Ksenia Okhapkina
Dir. of Photography: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Artem Ignatov
Music: Robert Jurjendal, Arian Levin
Editor: Stijn Deconinck, Ksenia Okhapkina
Producer: Riho Västrik
Production: OU Vesilind
Coproduction: VFS Films
Contact: OU Vesilind

Guests

Ksenia Okhapkina

Film Director

Riho Västrik

Producer


Uldis Cekulis

Producer

Kadriann Kibus

Production Manager


Alexander Dudarev

Sound Designer

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