The trailer for the 2. edition of the "Lokale Helden" Short Film Festival.
DAY & NIGHT
In this short video essay I turn to my children's memories and reconstruct my own picture of childhood shaped by the endless visual elements of the Soviet era.
Born in 1986, I lived in a world soaked in nostalgia for the USSR, a country that only existed when I was four years old. However, my reality was filled with Soviet children's books, toys, films about pioneers and many subsequent dreams and fantasies, such as the romance of the cosmos and the escape into a colourful fairy-tale world.
“Day & Night” is a homage to childhood that I dreamed of and that I was only allowed to experience imaginatively based on the cultural remains.
16mm short film
Once I got in my hands a model of embryo at the age of 10 weeks. I really liked this plastic baby, as it was made of the same ordinary plastic the majority of children dolls are made of. I first realized that a doll as well is nothing but a model of a child at different ages and that this embryo is just one link in the chain of models. That became the main metaphor of the film the parallel between dolls and unborn children. The topic of abortion is partly a taboo in our society: it is kind of unpleasant and inappropriate to talk about. And at the same time, it is the issue many women have to face.