Film screening and Q&A: Blue Rose


From 5 December 2021




Garage Auditorium
Film screening and Q&A: Blue RoseFilm screening and Q&A: Blue Rose


Documentary filmmaker Olya Korsun’s intimate and, simultaneously, global film essay, in which childhood memories are sophisticatedly intertwined with general reflections on the role of flowers in our lives. After the screening there will be a Q&A with director Olya Korsun, camera operator Sasha Kulak, and producer Maya Kuzina.

Along with the artist’s delicate taste, Korsun’s multimedia piece Blue Rose also reveals her knowledge of many mediums and techniques, from eccentric animation about a millionaire who spent fabulous amounts of money breeding the species in the title to a confessional monologue about the author’s own childhood. The film embraces historical anecdotes alongside the unclouded gaze of a child and the study of the place of flowers in the capitalist system. Traveling across the globe, from the Netherlands to Japan, Korsun debunks the myth of the ephemerality of flowers, endowing them with specificity and exploring their role in individual cultures. The documentary fragments of the essay—a reportage from a pagan holiday in Spain, the ritual of composing an ikebana—were filmed by Sasha Kulak, best known for her films Quicksilver Chronicles (2019) and The Accommodations of Desire (2020), with the soundtrack written by the electronic musician, a former member of the project Naadya, Maria Teryaeva.

Blue Rose premiered within the national competition of the 5th Moscow International Experimental Film Festival MIEFF 2020.

Blue Rose
Dir. Olya Korsun
Russia, 2020. 53 min. 18+


Standard: 350 rubles
Student: 250 rubles*


 GARAGE cardholders: 175 RUB**

Tickets for seniors, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

We recommend that you buy tickets in advance. All ticket categories are available online.

* Students aged 18–25 on production of relevant ID
** Please show proof of eligibility at the cinema entrance