Our largest documentary film festival ZAGREBDOX was held last week. We watched several interesting documentaries on political topics from the show, one of which was the film Foundation Pit by the young Russian director Andrei Grjazev.
Movies in theaters Zagreb Doc The film was screened in the “State of Things” category and premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. Behind the magnificent panorama, glamour and luxury of Moscow and St. Petersburg, it shows Russia-or at least other cruel and direct nude photos of Russia. In the third decade of the 21st century, Russians are living in unbelievable and almost unimaginable suffering in European countries.
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The term “electricity in Africa”, which is on par with Split, seems more suitable for a Russian village that is struggling to tackle dehumanized poverty, alcoholism and domestic violence, work and traffic insecurity, meaningless construction projects, and ignoring the crumbling village Provinces of Russia. And towns. Systemic negligence and corruption by local and national authorities.
The uniqueness of this film is that it consists mainly of footage posted on YouTube by ordinary citizens of the Russian Federation in disappointment and anger, speaking to local authorities, the Kremlin or Putin in person, although the ruling is likely to never be Hear or care about their calls and rollovers. Because, as ZagrebDox wrote in the announcement, even in the most remote villages, with cameras on cars and mobile phones, the Internet is just enough to publish these tirades in the form of homemade movies on YouTube.
Of course, footage of crazy car accidents and similar incidents has been a unique type on YouTube and similar platforms for many years. Therefore, it is no wonder that many Russians now decide to become the subject of YouTube rather than the subject of videos.
Their response to the stifling independent media for years will point to the real situation in the country. The real opposition will represent their interests and have the right to protest against the ruling united Russia and Putin, who has ruled the country for 21 years. Not interested down. As long as he is alive, the authorities.
In fact, by abolishing the last remnants of Russian democracy that did not fully take root in the chaos of the 1990s under the rule of Boris Yeltsin after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Putin developed a cult of personality and established himself as the father of the country. Status, a person who rules and cares about everything. For this vast country.
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“Vladimir Vladimirovich”, the Russians call them one by one in this movie, begging him or cursing, naively hoping that “Tsar Vladimir” will hear and respect them . But if the Kremlin hasn’t heard it yet, director Grjazev has ensured that their voices can be heard all over the world through this film. Grjazev is famous for previous movies Buddhist scriptures Regarding the topic of Vojna, a collective of Russian art activists, Pussy Riot was subsequently born in the organization, and its members were imprisoned for two years on suspicion of blasphemy.
In the video information collected by the film, there are different images of Russians-social “rogue proletarians”, mentally disordered veterans, veterans who barely survive, angry pensioners, desperate mothers, residents protesting their The right to work and live their place, in the apartment they paid fairly, but they did not get or play with their children, and there would be no danger of falling into a foundation pit.
It is these basic pits, the name of this movie, and the main theme of Andriazev’s introduction to this weird and indescribable dark world.