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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Metamorphosen
Director Sebastian Mez
Year 2013
Format DCP
Colour B&W
Duration 84'
  • Andrej Alexandrowitsch, Gilani Dambajew, Nail Fachrutdinow, Walentin Galusin
  • G, F, P, PE: Sebastian Mez
  • E: Katharina Fiedler
  • S, M: Levitate
  • CP: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
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On the Southern Urals, in what used to be Russia, a still and snowy bucolic landscape with a few trees evokes a photograph rather than a film, and yet something is pulsating beneath the apparent stillness. On September 1957, a threatening dark cloud appeared on the sky. The water became an endless source of toxicity and the nearby population started to suffer all kinds of diseases and physical problems. This was the result of incidents inside a nuclear power plant in Russia, which were silenced for years by the government and were close to the levels of radioactivity of Chernobyl or Fukushima, a contamination that extended for approximately 12,000 sq miles. The necessity and urgency –two key elements of documentary cinema– of registering such a place and its population is related to the imperceptible but constant changes that still take place today in front of the camera. The metamorphosis is the one of the landscape, the animals, and the people still living there. It’s the change that occurs when nothing seems to change. LL


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