A film by Isa Willinger
Language: In Russian with English subtitles
|Written and directed by:||Isa Willinger|
|Executive Producer:||Stefan Kloos|
|Produced by:||Kloos [&] Co. Medien GmbH|
|Shooting Format:||XDCAM HD|
The film follows three Muscovites who are struggling with the buildings’ heritage.
ELENA is fighting to save her apartment building and a printing plant next door – the only building left by avant-garde
artist El Lissitzky. The young artist DONATAS is striving to live with his friends in an artists´ commune. Architect
VSEVOLOD wants to bring back to life an architectural landmark within its original spirit – yet, he has to remodel it
according to our nowadays requirements.
“All, who’ve ever been in this house, are infected.”, Vsevolod says.
What do these buildings hold for us? What will be wiped out, once the last ones fall prey to decay or into the hands of
The filmmaker works with passages of manifestos by Rodchenko, El Lissitzky and Vesnin, as well as rare
documentary footage from early Soviet film, among others by Dziga Vertov. A journey through time to the
revolutionary 1920s and a portrait of Russian society today.