AQUARIUS

This film is a metaphor for who we are, for where we come from? A secret held in the abyss.
To read the message - through fear and prejudice, from imitation to communion, from meditation to movement. Dance to the horizon - from points of no return.
The irony of our metamorphosis - in order to grow, the seed must die.

  • Timo Zhalnin
    Director
    F5, Draft, BLACK SQUARE
  • Timo Zhalnin
    Writer
  • Olga Lanceray
    Producer
    BLACK SQUARE
  • Fedor Kan
    Producer
  • Olga Lanceray
    Key Cast
    BLACK SQUARE
  • Mikalai Radziush
    Key Cast
    BLACK SQUARE
  • Anna Rozhetskaya
    DOP
    F5, BLACK SQUARE
  • Andrey Bundin
    Composer
  • Elena Kuzmina
    Choreographer
    BLACK SQUARE
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    AQUARIUS
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 9, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD ProRes Proxy
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival
    York
    United Kingdom
    November 4, 2016
  • Sapporo Short Film Festival and Market
    Sapporo
    Japan
    October 14, 2016
  • Festival Cinema d'Arte Milano
    Milano
    Italy
    October 7, 2016
  • 10 VIDEOMOVIENTO Dance Film Festival
    Bogota
    Colombia
    September 28, 2016
    Winner
  • 8 Amarcort Film Festival
    Rimini
    Italy
    November 5, 2016
  • 'CINEMISTICA 2016' International Festival of transcendental cinema
    Granada
    Spain
    December 12, 2016
  • 'Crossing The Screen' International Short Film Festival
    Eastbourne
    United Kingdom
    November 4, 2016
  • 'Jumping Frames' International Dance Video Festival
    Hongkong
    Hong Kong
    August 10, 2016
  • Short Waves Film Festival
    Poznan
    Poland
    March 23, 2017
    Polish Premiere
  • Eindhovens Film Festival
    Eindhoven
    Netherlands
    December 9, 2017
    Best Music
  • Drunken Film Festival
    Bradford
    United Kingdom
    July 20, 2017
    Best Experimental
Director Biography - Timo Zhalnin

Timo Zhalnin was born in 1981 in Novokuznetsk, Russian Syberia.
Director, screenwriter, editor.
Education: 2007-2012 – Saint-Petersburg State University of Film and Television. Direction.
Place of living: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
In his hometown he founded a Youth Plastic Theatre and directed it during three years.
That is why he often impresses his outlook through symbols, music and muvement instead of words.
After series of short films, which have had a successful festival way, in 2017 Timo is shootig his debut full length film ‘The TWO’ – drama with mystical elements.

Filmography:
2016 – “AQUARIUS” – experimental, dance, fantasy short film;
2015 - “BLACK SQUARE” – dance short film;
2013 - “F5” - fiction short film - Best short film of 42 International Film Festival, Sehsüchte, Germany;
2010 – “Draft” – fiction short film, student’s work - Gran Prix “Message to Man” International Film Festival 2010, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

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