And Died Together One Day
experimental film, 2021, 8:30 Min
‘They lived happily ever after and died together one day’, that’s how all the love stories I used to listen to as a child end (* Russian variant).
But what’s the ending of these ‘love stories’ in reality?
Romanticization of love’s notion and its dispute with harsh reality are the baseline for the film that takes an in-depth look at how and what extent the cultural image of love designates our consciousness. In this visual manifesto I aim to recreate an idealized image of an imperfect relationship, using the romantic aesthetic.
Turning to my personal experience I consider the romantic relationship of two people based on the example of my parents. When I was little, they loved each other, as a teenager, they broke up, now that I’m an adult, they’re together again, with the experience of what they’ve been through before.
The film analyses almost invisible difference between myths and reality in our heads and combines for this documentary footage with hyperbolic staged romantic scenes.
MEDIAWAVE Film and Music Festival
April 28, 2021
HER Docs Film Festival
September 3, 2021