New East Cinema looks across Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia to uncover the most thought-provoking cinema coming from today’s "New East".
Daniil Zinchenko’s debut feature is a work of contemporary art as much as cinema, and revolves around two central metaphors: the horizontal physical life, with its quest for happiness, love, and universal solidarity; and the celestial vertical, with its dream of resurrection and eternity. Inspired by Andrei Platonov’s writings, this contemporary fairy tale is a story of scientists, guerilla fighters, cosmonauts, government officials who roam around in a Motherland where each character represents a certain type, or a way of thinking.
After the screening, there will be a Q&A with director Zinchenko, moderated by Alex Anikina.
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