The movie is based on the Strugatsky Brothers novel of the same name. Distant future. Several researchers set off from the Earth to the planet Arkanar. The inhabitants there lives in the Middle Ages. The aim of the scientists is to cautiously steer the alien society along the humanist path. They cannot kill. But in the whirlwind of bloody developments the protagonist Rumata Estorsky makes his choice to save local bookworms from perdition. Disregarding the rules he stops being a mere observer.
Videorecording of plastic compositions accompanied by noise machines and theatrical recitation made on the 5th and 6th of November 2013. The project was completed as part of the DNK (Dom Novoi Kultury / House of New Culture) initiative by the Moscow crew and young dancers and musicians rom Yekaterinburg.
The film opens with a diary entry by the main character. He is suffering from an unnamed illness and leaves the hospital to search for the famous baths of youth. His seemingly tourist-like itinerary passes through a local botanical garden, a unique open-air swimming pool with sea water and the forest-covered foothills on the south bank of the Crimea.
It is a manifesto of an artist, a young artist. A manifesto of honesty to herself and the world. A manifesto of being part of art and performing practice. A manifesto of presenting her real self, beautiful or not, charming or disgusting, with all her doubts, quests, whims and prejudices.
Thanks to language a poem has the capacity to disappear, nothing in it can any longer be mistaken for something solid, objective, materialized writes Charles Burnsitn in his essay about introective poetry. In Anna Tolkachyovas work the poem of Burnstin himself is divided into repetitive elements.