Controversial Dox

Bielutin - In the garden of Time

Clément Cogitore
Screening time  
02.03. / Saturday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4  
Nina and Ely live in fiction, a world that they invent every day, a world where art and lies have gradually taken over reality...

Nina and Ely are growing old peacefully in their apartment in Moscow, secluded in the middle of a hundred or so paintings by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Velazquez, Rubens… With their crow and cats around them, Nina and Ely tell whoever is willing to listen the amazing and epic story of their collection: nobility, love of art, inheritance and resistance to power have, according to them, all played their a part in building up this collection and preserving it through the history of Russia in the 20th century. As their story unfolds, Nina and Ely overdo things somewhat, they get muddled up, lose touch with reality. They live in fiction, a world that they invent every day, a world where it is not possible to distinguish between what is true and what is false. A world where art and lies have gradually taken over reality.


Clément Cogitore

Clément Cogitore is a French contemporary artist and director born in 1983 in Colmar, lives and works between Paris and Strasbourg. He directed three short films, which screened and won awards at the film festivals such as Locarno or Cannes. His work has been the subject of regular exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, MoMA in New York, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and the European Center for Contemporary Artistic Actions in Strasbourg. In 2015, his first feature film, The Wakhan Front (Neither Heaven nor Earth), was selected for the Cannes Critics' Week, where it was awarded the Gan Foundation Prize. In 2018, he was awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize for Contemporary Arts.

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Bielutine, dans le jardin du temps

2011, 35', video

Directed by:
Clément Cogitore

Sylvain Verdet

Edited by:
Clément Cogitore, Pauline Gaillard

Electric Electric

Cédric Bonin

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

IndieLisboa International; Independent Film Festival 2012; DOK Leipzig 2011; Cannes Film Festival 2011