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22 October 2014

Notes sur nos voyages en Russie 1989 – 1990

original title:

NOTES SUR NOS VOYAGES EN RUSSIE 1989 – 1990

cinematography:

Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci – Lucchi

editing:

Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci – Lucchi

country:

Italy

year:

2011

film run:

15'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (24/08/2011)

festival & awards:

This is a “sublimation“ film of notes, watercolours, travel diaries. In 1989-90, we filmed the last survivors of the Russian avant-garde movements of the 1920s and ’30s in Leningrad-Saint Petersburg, the city of Osip Emil’evic Mandel’štam – the author of the poem Journey to Armenia. The film is a fragment of a vast fresco recorded during the fall of the Soviet Union, with the portraits of the last witnesses of a great history that no-one had registered and who are now dead.