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|02.03. / Friday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 1|
|03.03. / Saturday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 3|
Director Alina Rudnitskaya creates an oppressive sense of foreboding in observational shots of young women waiting in a Russian clinic. Filmed in grisaille colors, this documentary is not quick to reveal what the women dressed in bathrobes are waiting for, what happens behind the swinging doors, or why the women are so downcast. Rudnitskaya appears to have filmed them from a distance, but this has allowed her to penetrate even more deeply into the minds of these inwardly focused women. The camera films the bleak waiting room whose only decoration is a hat stand. In the background, all we hear is the ominous sound of stretchers being wheeled around. The camera observes the behavior of these women, all of whom have had to make a most difficult decision, chiefly because of a lack of money. The women's faces reflect their desperate situation; it might not be the last time that they will be sitting here in this cold waiting room. Just occasionally, the camera takes a break outside, to a wintry bridge. The cold is lurking there as well.
Alina Rudnitskaya was born 1976 in Zaozernyj (Murmansk), Russia. From 1994 to 1997 she attended the Academy of Aerospace Engineering, but then she enrolled in the University of Culture and Arts in St. Petersburg where she graduated Film Directing. She has been working at the St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio since 2002. Among her most acclaimed films in the past are Communal Residence (2002), Amazons (2003), Rural Lessons (2004), Civil Status (2005, Big Stamp winner at 2007 ZagrebDox), Besame Mucho (2006) and Vixen Academy: How To Be A Bitch (2008), I Will Forget This Day (2011, screened at 2012 ZagrebDox).
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2011, 25', bw, video
St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio
Festivals & Awards:
Documenta Madrid 2011 - Second Prize of the Jury; IndieLisboa 2011 - World Pulse RTP Award, Amnesty International Award, Special Mention; Dok Leipzig 2011 - MDR Film Prize, Honorary Mention; Okno v Evropu 2011 - Special Jury Prize;
The Message to Man International Film Festival 2011 - Best Short Documentary; Open Documentary Film Festival Russia 2011 - Special Jury Prize; World Independent Film Award Warsaw 2011 - Best Documentary
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