Two young men and two girls on a moonlit night confess to each other in their strange fantasies and loves that go beyond the usual standards..
The impetus to making the film was the book of the same name by the Russian religious philosopher Vasily Rozanov, who died 100 years ago. His treatise was devoted to the study of sexuality and its denial in Christianity.
The film was made in the style of experimental films of the 1920s with a non-linear narration full of strange surrealistic images. He is black and white and devoid of dialogue. Filmed on film 16 mm of firm "Svema", released in the USSR. This added to his exoticism. The image was put to the music of Alexander Scriabin “The Poem of Ecstasy” (1907).
Project Type:Experimental, Short
Runtime:1 minute 37 seconds
Completion Date:April 14, 2019
Country of Origin:Russian Federation
Shooting Format:16 mm
Film Color:Black & White
Prague International Monthly Film FestivalPrague
June 30, 2020
Make Art Not War Teaser Future Film Festival (MANWTFFF)Los Angeles
September 17, 2020
Madrid Film AwardsMadrid
July 10, 2021
Dmitri Frolov was born in Leningrad in 1966. He graduated from The Institute of Film & Television in 1990.
He worked at LENFILM Studios and then for the STV film company as a cameraman, in which capacity he has worked with many independent filmmakers.
He began to shoot his own films before the start of perestroika, in the early 1980s, He is one of the leaders of russian movievanguard in postperestroika age. He makes esthetic experiments connecting with return to dumb cinema on new level of movielanguage.
His films he shoots exclusively on film company "Svema". Even despite the fact that the film material, said the factory was left far in the Soviet past, and the film is not released, he revives the footage, while continuing to be faithful to the brand selected more child. When asked why, he replied that only "Svema" because of its unpredictability and non-uniformity of the emulsion, is the living material, which is able to convey the thrill of the character of life and even the seemingly inanimate object.