Border Musical

A film by Chto Delat.

The film was created for the festival exhibition Ticking Barents that took place under Barents Spektakel 2013.

Ola from Finnmark meets Tanja from Kola. They fall in love, Tanja abandons her past and moves with her son to her new husband. Through joys and challenges of their mixed marriage we get a glimpse into today’s Russia-Norwegian borderland across cultural and social norms and values. How our behaviour and worldview are influenced by culturally laden relations between individual, family and society? To what degree we are responsible for our actions and to what degree we leave it to the state? Who defines areas of responsibility? The Norwegian state and Ola’s best friend help the couple to build up a family based on thesound Norwegian values.

BORDER MUSICAL is not a description of the reality; it is a reality served in a spicy manner: through polished language and sharp definitions, exaggerated images and multifaceted characters, bizarre movements and eccentric scenes. Why cheer a mutual understanding when we learn from our differences?

Direction/Screenplay: Chto Delat (Tsaplya/Olga Egoraova, Dmitry Vilensky), in cooperation with Jesper Alvær.
Photography: Artyom Ignatov.
Actors: Anna Bulavina, Haldor Lægreid, Ketil Høegh, Maryon Eilertsen, Kristine Henriksen, Camilla Wiig Revholt, Ann Christin Elverum, Egor Semenkov, Nikolay Kurbatov, Mikhail Baranov, Andrey Molodchinin.
Composer: Mikhail Krutik.
Choreographer: Nina Gasteva.
Producer: Pikene på Broen in cooperation with FilmCamp, Filmgården, Bergen Assembly, Border Aesthetics (UiT) and many others.
Run time: 50 min.
Year: 2013.

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