TO OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS

by Aleksandr BALAGURA
1990 / b&w / sound / 1S / 10' 17

The film was made in 1989, in Demianov Laz Valley, where a mass grave from the period around the Second World War was opened and reburied. Apart from the historical event itself, the subject of the film is the rare meeting between the living and the dead, face to face, reunited by that event. What can actually a living man do in front of another who is no longer alive? He can cry, he can pray, he can suffer...but what else can he do? At the end he reburies them in the ground. The film shows somehow both the possibility to put the living and the dead in the same frame, and the impossibility for them to interact. This is the first film of the author.

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distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 30,00 €