A foray into the personal, mental and creative universe of a unique artist who, at 89, continues being not only an enigmatic figure for Russian culture, but also for culture in general.
“When the kingdom of human seems doomed to heaviness, I think I should fly like Perseus to a different space.” This is how Calvino enunciates his advocacy for levity, while appears to be defining the territory of this film, whose form embraces palaces and forests, and Oleg’s strange art, made of music and words, new feelings and air movements. The camera follows him through a park. Oleg asks the camera to frame a chopped down log so we can see the way his tree used to be –he insists with certainty that the tree will start living again by conjuring the impossible. A strange magic is present in this film: the affirmation of a world covered by the camera with the same lightness Oleg uses to walk, with his arms crossed and looking at his old friends from a present and past time. MA
D, G: Andrés Duque F: Carmen Torres E: Félix Duque S: Boris Alexseev M, I: Oleg Karavaichuk P: Marta Andreu, Tània Balló, Serrana Torres, Luís Miñarro PE: Marta Andreu, Tània Balló, Serrana Torres CP: Intropía Media, Estudi Playtime
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Born in Venezuela in 1972, he lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. He has a degree in journalism, did a Master’s in Creative Documentary Filmmaking and directed Iván Z (2005), Paralelo 10 (2005), and Color perro que huye (2011).