In this stop-motion animation, two flickering sets of images perform a fevered dance. Street protesters and soldiers on Maidan Square morph into the underground queer and techno scene in Kiev. One thing connects them: the masks they use to hide their identities, or become someone new entirely. Director Zielony turns to Maskirovka, a term for Russian covert warfare, because “it refers to the fragile and treacherous situation in which the protagonists live and act”.
Director
Tobias Zielony
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Ukraine, Germany
Production Year
2018
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
9'
Medium
DCP
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Tobias Zielony
Sales
KOW
Editor
Janina Herhoffer