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Boris YUKHANANOV
Борис ЮХАНАНОВ
Boris YOUKHANANOV
 
USSR, 1987, 65 mn 
Colour, fiction

XO Game

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Игра в Хо

 

 Jeu de Kho

 Igra v Kho


 
Directed by : Boris YUKHANANOV (Борис ЮХАНАНОВ)
Writing credits : Boris YUKHANANOV (Борис ЮХАНАНОВ)
 

Plot synopsis
The gist of the movie is about the attitude of the soviet “new” or “young culture” of 80s to the dissident culture of 70s. The main issue is whether to leave or tostay in the USSR. There is a space of a principally non-existent game set up in the movie. XO GAME! There is an oblique cross and zero – two central signs of the generation. There is life – an oblique line /, that`s the way they crossed the life (X), zero has appeared – we play in XO. (Kho!..) XO game is an inductive game. The rules are being formed during the game. Two men play in XO noticing or forming crosses and zeros around themselves, more than that, they are either a cross or zero, Mark is a cross and Nikita is a zero. This game can`t have either winners or losers.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2011


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