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Please note that the exhibition Spirit Labor: Duration, Difficulty, and Affect is for visitors aged 18+. To confirm that you are an adult please present the original of your identity document.

24 October 2021
14:30–17:00

DESCRIPTION

The second program in the shnit national competition features Russian shorts in a variety of genres and styles, including a contemporary interpretation of Romeo and Juliette (Boris Vedensky), a coming-of-age story of a Buryat girl (Diana Mashanova), and a kawaii meta farce about a fairy girl (Anatoly Koblov). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Sunday, October 24

14:30–17:00Garage Auditorium

Shelled

In a contemporary Romeo-and-Juliette story scored by the rock band Daite tank(!) a young and withdrawn soldier of the National Guard Forces lives in his own little world—just like his pet snail. One day he saves a political activist Nat from being arrested as an “ideologically unstable person.”

Shelled
Director Boris Vedensky
Russia, 2021. 25 min. 18+


Vadim on Walk

The surrealist glitch animation by one of the most interesting Russian animation artists follows Vadim’s existential crisis.

Vadim on Walk
Director Sasha Svirsky
Russia, 2021. 8 min. 12+


Toli

Moscow School of New Cinema student Diana Mashanova filmed the short following a young girl’s search for her identity amongst raves and rituals in Buryatia. Anya’s turbulent relationship with her mother enters another crisis when the latter meets a new man. Anya wants to win back her mother’s attention but takes it too far…

Toli
Director Diana Mashanova
Russia, 2021. 20 min. 18+


Shells for a Girl

The almost wordless short film is a story told using pantomime. During World War II, a troupe of traveling circus performers take an orphaned girl under their wing. Soon, as the Nazis confront the troupe, only the juggling girl can save some of them.

Shells for a Girl
Director: Anton Mamykin
Russia, 2021. 15 min. 12+


My Friend Sashka

The protagonist of the documentary portrait, 30-year-old Sashka, lives in a communal flat in Kostroma. Unable to find his calling in life, he is addicted to alcohol and drugs. He tried to find refuge in a monastery but eventually escaped and now makes a little bit of money painting icons. Will he find inner balance?

My Friend Sashka
Director: Sofya Levkina
Russia, 2021. 15 min. 18+


Climate Change Is Going to Kill Us All

The Sailor Moon-inspired psychedelic short follows two flatmates: one overcome by the threats posed by global warming, the other a fairy girl trying to help her friend. The narrator, constantly breaking the fourth wall, is played by Miloš Biković (Ice).

Climate Change Is Going to Kill Us All
Director Anatoly Koblov
Russia, 2021. 14 min. 16+

tickets

Standard: 400 RUB

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Tickets for seniors, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 200 RUB*

Films will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

*Please bring proof of eligibility

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