Svetlana BASKOVA
Светлана БАСКОВА
Svetlana BASKOVA
Russia, 1999, 90mn 
Colour, fiction
Zeliony slonik
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Зелёный слоник

 

 Zeliony slonik

 L'Elephant vert

 
Directed by : Svetlana BASKOVA (Светлана БАСКОВА)
Writing credits : Svetlana BASKOVA (Светлана БАСКОВА)
 
Cast
Vladimir EPIFANTSEV (Владимир ЕПИФАНЦЕВ)
Aleksandr MASLAEV (Александр МАСЛАЕВ)
Anatoli OSMOLOVSKY (Анатолий ОСМОЛОВСКИЙ)
Sergey PAKHOMOV (Сергей ПАХОМОВ)
 
Cinematography : Oleg MAVROMATTI (Олег МАВРОМАТТИ)
Editing : Oleg MAVROMATTI (Олег МАВРОМАТТИ)
Produced by : Oleg MAVROMATTI (Олег МАВРОМАТТИ), Sergey SALNIKOV (Сергей САЛЬНИКОВ)
 
format : Beta
Sites : www.mediaartlab.ru, www.tvgallery.ru

Plot synopsis
comme anglais
 

Deux anciens officiers, enfermés dans leurs cellules de prison et qui attendent d’être fusillés, deviennent les objets d'actions sadiques de la part de leurs gardes.

Тема фильма – отношения между армейскими офицерами в условиях закрытого общества военной части. Два главных героя — младшие офицеры, находящиеся на гауптвахте, сидя в одной камере, вынуждены решать острые социальные и психологические проблемы на небольшом пространстве. Реалистичность диалогов и декораций взрывается внутренним абсурдом поступков и брутальностью мотиваций персонажей.
Фильм посвящён высоким человеческим качествам — мужеству, чести, бескорыстию и мужской дружбе.
 

commentaries
 
Two ex-soldiers of the Russian army , prisoners in a Gulag, who await their execution, become the victims of sadistic plays on behalf of their Bourreaux…
The Green elephant is the second film of Svetlana Baskova, a professional artist who entirely carried out this project with his numerical video camera and of the friends to it, also artists. The total costs of film did not exceed 200 euros. The film had right only to only one projection, with the Festival of Rotterdam in 1999. The extreme violence and the cruelty of the images of film shocked many spectators who left is while crying, while shouting or while vomitting. The Scandale was such as the director was banished of her country and its film accepted a prohibition of projection in the whole world. The film however had a small success these last years thanks to Internet near the amateurs of Gore and followers of this kind of causing cinema. The Green elephant is the second film of Svetlana Baskova, a professional artist who entirely carried out this project with his numerical video camera and of the friends to it, also artists. The total costs of film did not exceed 200 euros. The film had right only to only one projection, with the Festival of Rotterdam in 1999. The extreme violence and the cruelty of the images of film shocked many spectators who left is while crying, while shouting or while vomitting. The Scandale was such as the director was banished of her country and its film accepted a prohibition of projection in the whole world. The film however had a small success these last years thanks to Internet near the amateurs of Gore and followers of this kind of causing cinema (http://www.cjcinema.org/pages/fiche.php?film=49)

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Festival of Independent Film "Deboshirfilm - Pure Dreams", St Petersburg (Russia), 2012
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2005
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2005