NO NATION WITHOUT CULTURE

RheinMain Short Films

In search of her childhood memories associated with the violent times of Russia's war in Chechnya, Vladlena returns to Grozny. Furtively, she films the portraits of contemporary Russian and Chechnyan dictators that adorn every facade in town. Combined with propaganda material from the archives and her own commentary, Vladlena Sandu creates a hyper-realistic grotesque that captivates the viewer, both through its absurdity and its hideousness.
NLD, RUS 2022 / 17 min / OV + eng SUB
Language: Russian
Director: Vladlena Sandu
Screenings
  • Caligari FilmB├╝hne Sa, 29.04. / 17:00 Uhr
  • Murnau-Filmtheater Mo, 01.05. / 17:00 Uhr
  • Producer: Yanna Buryak
  • Production Company: Mimesis, Czech Republic
In search of her childhood memories associated with the violent times of Russia's war in Chechnya, Vladlena returns to Grozny. Furtively, she films the portraits of contemporary Russian and Chechnyan dictators that adorn every facade in town. Combined with propaganda material from the archives and her own commentary, Vladlena Sandu creates a hyper-realistic grotesque that captivates the viewer, both through its absurdity and its hideousness.
  • Producer: Yanna Buryak
  • Production Company: Mimesis, Czech Republic