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concrete dust



Germany, 2017, 3,5K - Color - 23

DIRECTED BY:
Viktor Brim

SCREENPLAY:
Viktor Brim

PHOTOGRAPHY:
David Schittek

EDITING:
Viktor Brim

SOUND:
Malin Schmidt

PRODUCER:
Viktor Brim

PRODUCTION:
Viktor Brim

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Smoke rises in front of the facade of a prefabricated building. An orange excavator drives slowly over a construction site. The hammer blow of a worker hitting a metal surface on the roof of a prefabricated building. Between the ruins and skeletal building projects of the Soviets, a cowherd gallops along the animals of his herd. Lenin stands stoically on a pedestal, waving his hand guidingly. A shaman lights a juniper berry bush and adores the engine of a car, praying. Two patients are sitting in a blue waiting hall. Tones and sounds of a cleansing ritual penetrate through the walls. In the treatment room opposite, a woman sits with a shaman, a red thread braided around her hands. Concrete dust is a web of moments in an undefined post-Soviet periphery. Pastel colours, dusty surfaces and folkloristic artefacts dominate the pictures. The individual settings are determined by the state of rigidity and stagnation.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Viktor Brim is a filmmaker and media artist, mainly concerned with the medium film. His works are equally infused with strategies and aesthetics of the fictional and the documentary. They focus on glances, gestures and actions in regard to urban and transitory spaces. In Viktor Brim's films, space appears as a metaphor-creating process due to its liminal status between subject and object.

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