24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The idea and story of the film begins on a train: the recording of a message on a cell phone suddenly stops after the crossing of the state border. The real situation initiates a movement to the realm of art: the short message becomes a documentary letter, the director’s poetic meditation on the importance and ubiquity of borders – in geography, history, and cinematography. Listening to the persistent humming sound, we follow the author on her existential journey through four cities consisting of real images and footage taken by the director’s father 25 years ago that always bring us to some visible or invisible border.
“In the film school I was assigned to make a video essay on ‚Boundaries in film‘ topic. I started to think of where cinema ‚ends‘ but instead I realized I should first learn where is the end of myself.” Y. Shatun
biographyYuliya Shatun (1992) studied applied cultural studies at Belorusian State University in Minsk, and currently, she is studying direction at the Moscow School of New Cinema. Her previous film, Tomorrow (2017), won awards at film festivals in Minsk and Marseilles.
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|producer:||Alexey Shatun, Yuliya Shatun|