CINE FANTOM Film Club presents Birds, a film by Alexander Dolgin and Iraida Yusupova
Release date: 2011
Duration: 71 minutes
Alexander Dolgin: director, camera, images, animation, FX
Iraida Yusupova: director, screenplay, music, sound art, video editing
Cast: Yelena Lukyanchikova, Larisa Subbotina, German Vinogradov, Willy Melnikov, Vera Pavlova, Steven Seymour, Dilyara Gabitova, Anastasia Braudo, Antonio Gramsci, Dmitry Cheglakov, Pavel Labazov, Yury Petkevich, Natalya Anastasyeva, Natalya Pavlova
This film is performed in a fictional, non-existent language, a mixture of rare, ancient, artificial, and improvised languages, as well as fragments of some identifiable languages.
Each viewer will understand the film in his or her own way, and what remains misunderstood will remain in the memory as a beautiful mystery that will reveal itself later.
Birds was shown at the 2MORROW festival, Cyberfest (Sergei Kuryohin Center, St. Petersburg), the Kansk Film Festival (Kansk) in 2011, the CINE FANTOM program at the MIFF-2012, and was the closing film at the Festival Mondial des Cinémas Sauvages in Brussels in 2017.
The screening will be followed by a traditional discussion with the authors.