kindergarten

kindergarten
documentary _ 2022 (post-production)

Format: 2k digital, black and white
Length:
2min 57sec
Language:
English
Production Country: France
Producer: Kotti Films
cinematogr
aphy / direction / editing / sound: Yann les Jours
with
Valeryia Kim and Yann les Jours
Special thanks:
Khavn, Ji.hlava IDFF

Synopsis

Valeriya was born in Kazakhstan. Her father is Korean and her mother is Russian. She sits on a chair, in the dark, a mirror on wall is hanging behind her. She tells Yann a story of her childhood in Balkhash, while Yann is giving her directions, filming her. What we hear is her story, what we see is her silence. The vibration between time dimensions from both sides of the camera, from both speeches, structured by a the poetical form of the villanelle, is an attempt to catch time as an object.


trailer : https://youtu.be/s1nKarv-tNQ

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