On a Personal Note. Film forum and film workshop
Film forum and workshop in Shchukino district are dedicated to different forms of subjectivity on the screen/ as well as to the search for new methods of expressing them.
The programme of the film forum On a Personal Note includes films that in some way or another contain the theme of portrait and the self-portrait; it deals with one’s own self-perception and about another reality. The viewer often tries to find himself in the film characters and creates more and more projections. Whereas mainstream cinema mainly exploits this effect by offering the same ready-made set of options, experimental directors look to approach this differently: instead of directly influencing the viewer, they offer them engagement. The programme On a Personal Note consists of these type of films; most of them had participated in international film festivals. Among them are Dennis Hopper’s The Last Movie (1971), Yorgos Lanthimos’ Cannes award winner Dogtooth (2009) and Locarno and Sarajevo festivals favourite Scary Mother by Anna Urushadze (2017).
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Participants of the film workshop Daydreaming in the Hood
Ksenia Babushkina, Mikhail Bodukhin, Maria Bolgova, Anastasia Vereykina, Pyotr Voloshin, Vladimir Vyalov, Yuri Golubev, Minur Guseynova, Ekaterina Zubkova, Oleg Koronniy, Alena Kosmodamianskaya, Polina Kushnerevich, Elizaveta Lobanova, Darya Mareeva, Vladimir Milovanov, Anna Muzina, Osman Nabiev, Darya Obukhova, Yana Osman, Katya Sidorina, Yana Sidorkina, Asya Trush, Elena Skripkina, Ivan Susarin, Alexandra Kharina, Masha Chernaya, Anna She, Nina Shurakova, Alina Yunusova, Sveta Yakovleva
Nominees at the Film Forum On a Personal Note
The Last Movie
1971, USA, Mexico
Director: Dennis Hopper
Award winner of the Venice film festival (1971). Russian premiere of the restored version.
Director: Buster Keaton
Russian premiere of the restored version.
Scary Mother / Sashishi deda
2017 Georgia, Estonia
Director: Ana Urushadze
Award winner at the Locarno and Sarajevo film festivals (2017) and On the Edge festival (Sakhalin, 2018)
Parade of Planets
Director: Vadim Abdrashitov
Nominee at the Venice film festival (1985).
2018, Great Britain, Israel
Director: Iris Zaki
Nominee at the CPH: DOX and London film festivals (2018)
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Nominee at Locarno, Toronto, Chicago and Munchen film festivals (1990)
Dogtooth / Kynodontas
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Award winner at the Cannes film festival (2009)
Russia as a Phantasma
Nominee at the goEast film festival (2017).