SWIMMERS / ЗАПЛЫВ by Kristina Paustian | DE, RUS, HU 2015 | 77'
2015 Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. East Silver Market
2015 Duisburger Filmwoche ***ARTE Documentary Award***
2015 Torino Film Festival - TFFDOC/INTERNAZIONALE.DOC
2015 ArtDocFest Moscow, Russia
2016 Arsenal Berlin
2016 Nova Cinema Echos of Jihlava, Brussels
A controversial Soviet scientist Boris Zolotov decided to leave the scientific circles to follow private beliefs. He has gathered around him hundreds of disciples. Like many in the group, young Ekaterina was led there by many unanswered questions. Together with Boris Zolotov, she discusses concepts of happiness in today´s Russia. Swimmers is an observation of this extraordinary attempt to achieve and maintain collective belief, on the border of cosmology, science and psychedelic trance theater.
director, cinematography and editing KRISTINA PAUSTIAN
producer KRISTINA PAUSTIAN
executive producer GYÖRGY GATTYÀN
production UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS BERLIN
in collaboration with KRISTINA PAUSTIAN and GYÖRGY GATTYÀN
Kristina Paustian, born 1985 in Omsk, Russia. 2003 she moved to Germany to study “Communication in Social and Economic Context" and "Art and Media" at the University of the Arts in Berlin. She worked as a director of photography and editor for other artists before starting out as a video artist herself. Today Paustian's artistic practice covers video art, film and installations. In her art she always tries to find and preserve a particular human constant into cinematographic forms. This constant (if there is any) goes far beyond language barriers, geographical borders, collective and social concepts or political structures.
SWIMMERS is her first feature film.
FILM AND VIDEOGRAPHY (Selection)
2016 Positions. Video (10:20 Min)
2015 ZAPLYV (SWIMMERS). Documentary film (77 Min)
2015 Meditations. Video (6:36 Min)
2015 Sleeping Man. Video installation (31:31 Min)
2014 Performance with a Wash bowl. Video performance (12:12 Min)
2013 Priez Dieu qu’il m’envoie un peu de génie […]. Video (6:44 Min)
2012-2013 Wälder & Steppen. Video (2:43 Min)
2011 Karavaj. Video installation (28:22 Min)
2007 Drowned Man. Video performance (7:46 Min)