GIVE ME BACK THE PROPELLER

by Masha GODOVANNAYA
2009 / Mini DV / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 19' 48

The film Give me back the propeller is an idiosyncratic personal reflection on a mythical image of masculinity in cinema and the clash between cinematic representation and real life.
Endlessly repeated shots of airplanes and paratroopers taken from a film by Alexander Dovzhenko Aerograd (1935) accompanied by an absurd anthem to mythical masculine powers, these images and music had been haunting for a long time until they found their counterpart – a documentary footage accidentally shot a few years ago. Combination of two different materials created a comment on time, space, cinema and reality.

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distribution format Mini DV (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language Russian
translation English (Sous-titrage)
rental fee 30,00 €