Director: Andrei Osipov
In winter the Arctic fishing settlement of Shoina is blanketed by polar night; in summer, endless windstorms cover the settlement in sand. This film is a metaphysical reflection about Russia: the role of the state, endless hardships, the freedom longed for by millions of Russians and their lingering, paradoxical reluctance to be free. The people of Shoina, and its eerie land and seascapes, are filmed with Tarkovskian lyricism and poetry.
No Mess is a documentary about two ordinary women and their extraordinary cleaning business. Clean Scene provides 'Forensic Restoration Services'—they clean up after death, whether it be the ph… More »
In interviews with her son, Fela Ravett recalls the 1945 'Death March' from Auschwitz. With deconstructive images and editing, the footage spans 13 years. The March reveals more of the process of age… More »
Best in Beef juxtaposes surreal visions of hell in a slaughterhouse against abattoir workers eating at lunchtime. Images of blood-splattered faces between mouthfuls sit uneasily alongside the upstair… More »
An extraordinary portrait of the daily lives of homeless peoples, / Could've Been Human allows each individual to tell their story, their dreams and hopes. A sense of survival and great loss is revea… More »
Sinister, seemingly empty car parks, unnervingly quiet. These curious allotments, viewed from a driver's perspective, are visually distorted behind a soaked windscreen. All becomes chillingly apparen… More »