The Road Movie

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  • Director – Dmitrii Kalashnikov
  • Producer – Volia Chajkouskaya
  • Co-producers – Rustam Khairetdinov, Srdjan Sarenac
  • Executive Producers – Christian D. Bruun, Rafael Avigdor
  • Production Company – Volia Films
  • Co-production Companies – Eight and A Half Studio, Novi Film, Light Cone Pictures
  • Sound Design – Aleksei Kulkov
  • Color Design – Redzinald Simek
  • Duration – 67 min.
  • Year –  2016
  • Country – Belarus, Russia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia

Description:

This fascinating mosaic of asphalt adventures and landscape photography, in which video footage from a variety of dashboard cameras presents the absurd and frightening nature of Russia. Alongside a series of bizarre car accidents on the country’s roads, the dashboard cameras also capture other spectacles through the windshield, such as a hysterical wedding guest, a confused man and a horsedrawn sleigh.

More than once, angry motorists brandish axes, pistols or sledgehammers at the camera, and at times the camera itself seems to come to life, when it is chucked out of the car or stolen by someone breaking in. The footage of spectacular trips through a forest fire, tall snowdrifts or flooded streets is almost poetic – and what’s that up there in the sky? Is it a plane crashing, or could it be a comet? Bemused commentary from unseen drivers and passengers or the sound of the car radio provides unintentionally comical moments.


Screening on: 4 May / 22:00 / Amirani 3 | 7 May / 16:00 / Amirani 4

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