Dmitry VENKOV
Дмитрий ВЕНКОВ
Dmitri VENKOV
Russia, 2013, 60mn 
fiction
Slovno solnce
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Словно солнце

 

 Like the sun

 Comme le soleil

 
Directed by : Dmitry VENKOV (Дмитрий ВЕНКОВ)
Writing credits : Antonina BAYEVER (Антонина БАЕВЕР), Dmitry VENKOV (Дмитрий ВЕНКОВ)
 
Cast
Antonina BAYEVER (Антонина БАЕВЕР)
Nadezhda GRISHINA (Надежда ГРИШИНА)
Konstantin AVRAMOV (Константин АВРАМОВ)
 
Other persons :
Актеры : КРИШНА ДЕВАНАНДАН, КРУПА ДЕВИ, ЕЛЬКЕ ВАНКОЕР Т, МАНОЖ ПАВИТРАН
Cast : KRISHNA DEVANANDAN, KRUPA DEVI, ELKE VANKOERT, MANOG PAVITRAN
Companies : GALLERY TRIUMPH, BERGEN ASSEMBLY
 

Plot synopsis
Like the Sun film is organized in three story lines, which stand for three distinct types of utopia and at the same time represent three grand areas of human inquiry — science, art, and religion. Each is associated with a character, central to that particular research endeavor, and a location being scrutinized. Three characters: the Spy, the Artist, and the Girl. Three locations: Auroville (India), Moscow (Russia), and Biosphere 2 (Arizona, USA). Either through the exploration of a new type of habitat — an ideal city of spiritual socialism or an artificial ecosystem amidst the Arizona desert, or through the psychogeographical drift in the streets of Moscow — the protagonists, although unaware of one another, act in concord and share a common mission. As the projects reveal their utopian nature (the ideal city fails to meet the expectations of its citizens, the science-fiction dream of creating man-made living systems and the situationist agenda of transforming society through art turn out to be unrealizable), the characters come together with irreducible extracts of these experiences to create a new culture.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2014