Far From Moscow Festival: Experimental Film & Animation, EZScreenings & MIE...
EZScreenings highlight the novelty of these tiny movies using contemporary soundtracks, provided by Russia’s most relevant and fashionable elektronshchiki today. This means the exciting sounds of Moscow, Siberia – and beyond: Foresteppe, Hmot, Pixelord, the John’s Kingdom collective, Nocow, Andrei Oid, Piper Spray, Lapti, Miracle Libido, and Interchain. We will also be presenting a range of exciting sonic and visual experiments from this year’s Moscow International Experimental Film Festival.
Our presentation of Russian electronica, together with Soviet cartoons, will be accompanied by an equally important showcase from MIEFF (Moscow International Experimental Film Festival). Here, too, the past meets the future.
MIEFF has done a great deal to link avant-garde filmmaking of the 1920s and ’30s to the modern day. Different generations of radical art now challenge the status quo in 2016. And so we offer a collection of short, often breathtaking films from the youngest and most forward-looking names in Russian moviemaking. A long way from the mainstream – and often far from Moscow! – influential and confrontational visions are taking shape. Come and be amazed!
1) FROM MIEFF (Moscow International Experimental Film Festival)
“Man with a Camera” (1929, dir. Dziga Vertov. New music by Andrei Oid)
“Estrangement” (2016, dir. Ekaterina Anikina)
“Three Dimensions of Time” (2016, dir. Pim Zwier)
Showcases by Polina Kanis (St. Peterburg) and Evgeny Granilshchikov (Moscow)
“Ultraviolet” (dir. Anton Ginzburg. With live music)
2) From EZScreenings: Classic Russian and Soviet Silent Cartoons with New Soundtracks
“The Insects’ Christmas” (Ladilas Starevich, 1912. Music by Foresteppe [Berdsk])
“Interplanetary Revolution” (Yury Merkulov, 1924. Music by Hmot [Krasnoyarsk])
“Terrible Vavila and Auntie Arina” (Nikolay Khodotaev, 1928. Music by Pixelord [Novosibirsk])
“The Adventures of Munchausen” (Daniil Cherkes, 1929. Music by John’s Kingdom [Mw])
“One of Many” (Nikolay Khodotaev, 1927. Music by Nocow [St. Pbg])
“Demyan’s Fiddle” (Alexander Bushkin, 1925. Music by Andrei Oid [Riga/Moscow])
“The Skating Rink” (Ivan Vanov-Vano, 1927. Music by Piper Spray [Orenburg])
“Samoyed Boy” (Zinaida Brumberg & Nikolay Khodotaev, 1928. Music by Lapti [Moscow])