Tohu Wa-Bohu

Two films of video art, that realize two scenes from the script "Tohu Wa-bohu".
The project started when the Tohu Wa-Bohu script for the feature film was written. Then we decided to film only two scenes from the full film (Tohu and Wa-Bohu), which were inspired by Tarkovsky's films, films by Lars Von Trier and paintings by English artists of the 19th century. Each of them turned into a beautiful, finished study in the genre of video art. Now we are introducing the audience to this young genre in world cinema and through this we cause unusual everyday life, unusual feelings in the viewer. Two sketches do not talk directly to the viewer, they pursue the ideologies of aesthetics and hedonism. In the future, the project has a high festival potential and all chances for the successful implementation of the film adaptation of the full script.

Prod & Dir. by Matthew Krivolapov
Music by Anoice

Actress - Elina Bazaeva
Prod. Designer - Vlad Gutsinema
2nd Dir. - Yulia Reshetnikova

DOP - Darya Chaschina
2nd cameraman - Alexander Linok
3d cameraman - Roman Rybalko
Gaffer - Sergey Marchuk
Sound operator - Maksim Aksenov

1st photographer - Saveliy Petrushev
2nd photographer - Snezhana Shiman
3d photographer - Sofia Kareva

Stylist - Polina Tarasova
Makeup artist - Natela Tkhilaishvili

Pr-manager - Ruslan Carewhale
Graphic artist - Nikita Bauer

Tech. helper - Ravil Davlyatshin ( org., Tomsk)

Tomsk ‘23

  • Matvey Sergeevich Krivolapov
  • Matvey Sergeevich Krivolapov
  • Elina Muratovna Bazaeva
    Key Cast
  • Vlad Gutsinema
    Production designer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Video art
  • Completion Date:
    October 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - St. Petersburg Institute of Cinema and Television
Director Biography - Matvey Sergeevich Krivolapov

I am 17 years old and I am from Tomsk (Russia). I have been in the film industry for the sixth year, studied at the film school of the Higher School of Journalism of Tomsk State University and am engaged in directing feature films. There are 10 short films in the creative portfolio folder.

I taught film directing in Moscow and other Russian cities, shot films for regional enterprises. I was a prize-winner at the international film Festival after I made my first short film.

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