The Story of My Space
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The Story of My Space [Vidrimasgor]

Screening:

    Wednesday 6 October 3:45pm

Runtime:

78 mins

Director: Yana Polyarush Country: Russia
Writer: Inga Kirkizh, Yana Polyarush Original Format: 35mm
Dir. of Photography: Alexei Solodov Print Source: Yana Polyarush
Producer: Vyacheslav Telnov
Cast: Alexandra Bayrakovskaya, Andrei Feskov, Sergei Migitsko

Film Details

UK Premiere

Short Synopsis:

The inhabitants of a communal flat in St Petersburg witness an unusual change when a replaced window shows them their memories instead of the concrete yard outside.

Review:

The inhabitants of a communal flat in St Petersburg witness an unusual and sudden change when a replaced window shows them memories instead of the concrete yard outside.

After the funeral of Clara’s grandmother the kitchen window in her shared flat suddenly shatters. Replaced with what appears to be an enchanted piece of glass, the grey concrete yard seen out of the kitchen window suddenly transforms into a space unique to each who looks upon it.

This optimistic comedy, the debut feature of Yana Polyarush, follows the seemingly innocuous lives of the flatmates and their transformations as they try to understand why their window to show them such views. Clara sees a glimpse of her recently deceased grandmother on a beach, Malakhitov, a fortnight of evening opera performances, and photographer Grisha’s view shows a venture into the cherry blossoms of Japan. As the flat-mates struggle to work out whether the laws of physics have changed or they have gone collectively insane, the film gently explores the relationships between these endearingly eccentric characters. Between this character study and some beautifully striking images first-time director Polyarush has started a career that is sure to be followed. Vidrimasgor is a diverting and entertaining piece of cinema with a refreshing modern and Russian twist on the fairy tale concept of a journey inside oneself.

 

All films to be screened at:

Apollo Cinema: Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
London
SW1Y 4LR