2013, 77 mins, color, Germany (Russian with English subtitles)
D: Isabella Willinger
In the back alleys of Moscow, forgotten treasures lurk: utopian constructivist buildings from the 1920s. Ruins of another future, filled with revolution and hope. The film follows three Muscovites who are struggling with the 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 – while real estate-investors wipe out one building after the other. The young artist Donatas is striving to live with his friends in an artists´ commune. Architect Vsevolod wants to bring back to life an architectural landmark – yet, he has to remodel it. “All, who’ve ever been in this house, are imprinted.” Vsevolod says. Don’t the buildings hold a message for us?
9th March, 20:00
Screened together with Pollphail.