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International Perspective

Dau. Natasha

Dau. Natasha

Germany, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Russia 2020 Fiction cor 145 min.

Natasha runs the canteen at a secret 1950s Soviet research institute. Natasha’s world is a small one, split between the demands of the canteen during the day and alcohol fuelled nights with her younger colleague Olga. At a party one evening Natasha becomes close to a visiting French scientist. The following day her life takes a dramatic turn when she is summoned to an interrogation by the KGB’s General Vladimir Azhippo who questions the nature of her relationship ith the foreign guest. Presented at Berlin International Film Festival. DAU. Natasha is the first feature from Ilya Khrzhanovskiy’s simulation of the totalitarian Soviet system. The project combines film, science, performance, spirituality, social and artistic experimentation, literature and architecture for talk about the totalitarian use of power. The 44th Mostra will also exhibit DAU. Degeneration, title that also integrates the project.

history USSR politics communism love relationship Germany Ukraine UK Russia female directors international festivals


Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel


Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel


Jürgen Jürges


Brand Thumim


Natalia Berezhnaya, Olga Shkabarnya, Vladimir Azhippo, Alexei Blinov, Luc Bigé


Sergey Adonyev

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