Away From All Suns!

Program: 11. Away From All Suns!
Year: 2013
Length: 55
Country: Germany
Language: Russian with subtitles
Directors: Isabella Willinger
Premiere: US
Website: link
Trailer: link
 
Tickets & Showtimes:
10/19@ 9:15
10/20@ 9:15
Away from all suns 320 x 180.jpgForgotten treasures lurk in the back alleys of Moscow: Utopian buildings built in the 1920s in the spirit of Russian constructivism. Are they calling out to us? What are they trying to say?

The film follows three Muscovites who are struggling with their buildings’ heritage.
ELENA is fighting to save her apartment building and a printing plant next door – the only building left by avant-garde artist El Lissitzky. Donatas is striving to live with his friends in an artists´ commune. Vsevolod  wants to bring back to life an architectural landmark – but he has to remodel it.

What do these buildings hold for us? What will be wiped out once the last ones fall prey to decay or into the hands of real estate-investors? The filmmaker works with passages of manifestos by Rodchenko, El Lissitzky and Vesnin, as well as rare documentary footage from early Soviet film. It's a journey through time to the revolutionary 1920s and a portrait of Russian society today.

 

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