Под электрическими облаками
Russia, Ukraine, Poland 2015
In seven episodes Alexey German Jr. condenses the spiritual state of his country into a symbolic film of long sequences, a fluidly choreographed dance of people and the camera.
Another aspect that is just as important is that for us, the art of cinematography has always gone hand in hand with depiction and painting traditions, and our film is an attempt to speak in a language that springs from the traditions of impressionism. It is bending the reality, not copying it. It does not mean escaping the truth or creating a conceptual space; on the contrary, bending the reality offers the possibility of speaking more profoundly about the world in its vast variety, undertones, and complex combinations. As for connotations with reality, some characters have their prototypes, but not with regard to exact coincidence of specific fates, but with regard to general human nature and certain similarity of circumstances.
In addition, finally, despite the fact that the action of our film takes place in the near future, we did not perceive it as sci-fi. Our task was not to chase time, but to outrun it. Then stop. And wait for time to approach.
Cast & Crew
Directed by : Aleksey German Jr.
Written by : Aleksey German Jr.
Produced by : Artem Vasilyev, Andrey Savelyev, Rushan Nasibulin
Director of Photography : Sergey Mikhalchuk, Evgeny Privin
Editor : Sergei Ivanov
Production Design : Elena Okopnaya
Costume Design : Elena Okopnaya
Composer : Andrey Surotdinov
Sound Design : Ivan Gusakov
Main Cast : Chulpan Khamatova (Valya), Victoria Korotkova (Sasha), Louis Franck (Pyotr), Merab Ninidze (Nikolay)
Nominations and Awards
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2015