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Elektro Moskva

AT 2013, 90 min, Elena Tikhonova & Dominik Spritzendorfer

Low-fi sound, tonal imperfection: sensation. Elektro Moskva is an essay-like narrative
about Soviet and post-Soviet “electronic history” – from the Theremin and synthesizer to the bugging devices of the KGB.

ELEKTRO MOSKVA (Electro Moscow) is an essayistic documentary about the Soviet electronic age and its legacy. The story begins with the inventor of the world’s first electronic instrument, Leon Theremin, unveiling the KGB’s huge pile of fascinating devices, some of which were musical. They all came into existence as a by-product of a rampant defense industry. Nowadays, those aged and abandoned ‘musical coffins’, as solidly made as a Kalashnikov, are being recycled and reinterpreted by the post-Soviet generations of musicians, sound collectors and circuit benders. The story of the Soviet synthesizers as an allegory to the everyday life under the Soviet system: nothing works, but you have to make the best out of it. An electronic fairy tale about the inventive spirit of the free mind inside the iron curtain- and beyond.

festivals

Visions du Réel, Nyon 2013, FRA | Sheffield DOK Fest 2013, UK | FID Marseille 2013, FRA | New Horizons 2013, PL | Adelaide - Big Pond Film Festival 2013, AUS | Cork - IndieCork Film Festival 2013, IRL | Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films 2013, AT | Joensuu - Rokumentti Rock Film Festival 2013, FIN | Kaunas Int. Film Festival 2013, LTU | Köln - SoundTrack_Cologne 2013, DE | Leipzig - Int. Festival für Dok.- u. Animationsfilm 2013, DE | Paris - Festival Serendip 2013, FRA | Victoria - Antimatter Underground Film Festival 2013, CAN | Wiesbaden - exground on screen 2013, DE | Göteborg Int. Film Festival 2014, SWE | Film Festival Rotterdam 2014, NLD | Buenos Aires 14 - BAFICI Int. Independent film Festival 2014, ARG | Salem Int. Filmfestival 2014, USA | CTM Festival for Adventurous Music and Art - Berlin 2014, DE | Flatpack Festival - Birmingham 2014, UK | Sofia Int. Filmfestival 2014, BGR

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NEWS

KINDER UNTER DECK

in den österr. Kinos

Filmhaus, Wien
KIZ RoyalKino, Graz
Moviemento, Linz

ab 24.5.
Top Kino, Wien

5./6.6.
Volkskino Klagenfurt

ab 9.6.
Cinema Paradiso, St. Pölten

13.6.
Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems

in deutschen Kinos

16.6.
Abaton Kino, Hamburg

18.6.
Scala Kino, Lüneburg

22.6.
Kino in der Pumpe, Kiel

BRUDER JAKOB, SCHLÄFST DU NOCH?

in Österreich im Kino

26.5.
Alte Gerberei, St. Johann

DAS ERSTE JAHRHUNDERT DES WALTER ARLEN

in den österr. Kinos

ab Ende Juni
Das Kino, Salzburg

13.7.
VOLXkino, Wien

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Zerschlag mein Herz,
Mein Stottern,
Namrud (Troublemaker),
Die Einsiedler,
Guardians of the Earth,
Kinders

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FESTIVALS

DER STEIN ZUM LEBEN

won the Ecumenical Award
at Achtung Berlin Film Festival!

ASHORE

won Best Documentary Award
at Festival de Malaga!

will be screened at

EPA CINE, Argentinia 2019
7.40 pm, 22nd May

KINDERS

will be screened at

Ciranda de Filmes, Brazil 2019
23rd-26th May

UNA PRIMAVERA

will be screened at

Cronograf Int. Documentary FF, Moldavia 2019
3.00 pm, 24th May

Gdansk DocFilm Festival, Poland 2019
29th May - 1st June

Biografilm Festival, Italy 2019
7th - 17th June

ARE YOU SLEEPING, BROTHER JAKOB?

won Gold Gentian Award at
Trento Film Festival!

won Audience Award at
Moscow Int. Documentary Film Festival!

will be screened at

Elbe Dock Film Festival, Czech Republic 2019
6.30 pm, 29th May

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