Retrospective 2017

Čelovek idet za solncem

Der Sonne entgegen
Michail Kalik
Udssr 1961
71min
V'17

It looks almost like telepathy, so close is the kinship to the French Nouvelle Vague: filming on the streets, the desire to experiment, the game with the norms. As a first degree cousin of "Zazie in the Metro", a small boy is walking through a city (shot in Kishinev, Moldova) after the sun. Through his "naive" eyes one observes the bizarre hustle and bustle of adults: during flirting, in front of a birth clinic, at a funeral or when discussing football. And nowhere is a Lenin monument in sight: the city as a de-ideological space.​

With an introduction by Christoph Huber

Credits
  • Evgenij Evstigneev
  • Niku Krimnus
  • Lev Kruglyj
  • Valentin Zubkov
35 mm
col
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