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Karelia: International with Monument / Carelia: Internacional con monumento

Andrés Duque
This is the director Andrés Duque’s second film shot in Russia, after Oleg and the Rare Arts. The film explores the mysterious forests of a remote territory on the Finnish–Russian border, an idyllic setting where shamanic magic and the historical trauma of Stalin’s purges intersect. With his expressive, inquisitive camerawork and a deliriously idiosyncratic approach to editing, Andrés Duque observes local customs, plays with children in the woods, and follows the fraught efforts to commemorate the purges’ forgotten victims, creating a wild, hallucinatory portrait of a place that still bears the traces of ancient folkloric custom and the wounds of the past.

Andrés Duque is a Venezuelan-born Spanish filmmaker. His works have received numerous awards and plaudits at film festivals around the world (Punto de Vista, Cinéma du Réel, DokuFest, D’A, the Golden Unicorn Awards and the Goya Awards), and have been exhibited at cultural centres including the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona (MACBA), Mumok in Vienna, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, among others. He is the creator of the film Oleg and the Rare Arts about the life of Oleg Karavaychuk. In 2018, he started a two-part project on Karelia, a territory split between Russia and Finland. He is currently working on the second instalment.

Andrés Duque is a Venezuelan-born Spanish filmmaker. His works have received numerous awards and plaudits at film festivals around the world (Punto de Vista, Cinéma du Réel, DokuFest, D’A, the Golden Unicorn Awards and the Goya Awards), and have been exhibited at cultural centres including the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona (MACBA), Mumok in Vienna, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, among others. He is the creator of the film Oleg and the Rare Arts about the life of Oleg Karavaychuk. In 2018, he started a two-part project on Karelia, a territory split between Russia and Finland. He is currently working on the second instalment.

Year:
2019
Country:
Spain
Length:
90'
Language:
Russian
Subtitles:
Russian
Director:
Andrés Duque
Script:
Andrés Duque
Producer:
Andrés Duque
Cinematography:
Andrés Duque
Cast:
Pankratiev family, Katerina Klodt
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