Signes de Nuit
29th - April
Institut culturel irlandais
Maison de l'Amérique Latine
Maison du Brésil
Maison Heinrich Heine
Maison de l'Europe
Mairie du X. Arrondissement
Monday 29th March / 19 h Mairie du X. Arr. / Salle des Fêtes
Nekrasov and Olga Konskaya
2009 | 35 mm* | 01:40:00
The two directors Andrei Nekrasov and Olga Konskaya have
filmed the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008. By comparing
their own images with those distributed by Russian authorities
they have remarked, that the occidental medias have distributed
largely the official version without any verification, which
has been far away from what they saw and heard.
Andrei Lvovich Nekrasov
(b. 1958 in St Petersburg), studied acting and directing
at the State Institute for Theater and Film in St Petersburg.
He studied comparative literature and philosophy at the
University of Paris, and film at Bristol University Film
School. In 1985, he assisted Andrei Tarkovsky during the
filming and editing of The Sacrifice. Nekrasov then made
several internationally coproduced documentaries and TV
arts programs (notably A Russia of One's Own, Pasternak,
The Prodigal Son, and Children's Stories: Chechnya). His
first drama short, Springing Lenin (1993) won the UNESCO
prize at the Cannes Film Festival that year, and in 1997
his first feature, Love Is As Strong as Death won the
FIPRESCI prize at Mannheim-Heidelberg. The director’s
second feature, Lubov and Other Nightmares (2001) won
recognition at a great many of festivals all over the
world (including Sundance and Berlin) and confirmed his
status as a rebel among Russian filmmakers.
Andrei Nekrasov is also a playwright and a theater director.
His German productions (of his own plays) include: Der
Spieler (The Gambler) in Euro Theater Central in Bonn
and Koenigsberg in the Volksbuehne Theatre in Berlin.
His last film, Rebellion: The Litvinenko Case presents
interviews with assassinated former FSB officer Alexander
Litvinenko and journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
(1964-2009) was born in 1964 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg).
She attended the famous theatre school at the Moscow Arts
Theatre (MKHAT), the birthplace of Stanislavski’s
(method) acting school. Olga then pursued an acting career
in the repertoire of the Moscow Arts Theatre and in other
companies. She starred in various film and TV productions
in Russia, Ukraine, Austria and Germany, receiving various
awards, notably the prestigious Best Actress award at the
2001 Kinotavr Film Festival in Sochi.
After finishing a postgraduate stage directing course Olga
directed a number of plays in Russia and Germany and became
a founder and the artistic director of TIB Theatre in Frankfurt.
Olga Konskaya produced a number high profile TV programmes,
documentaries and feature films. Among them "Lubov
and other Nightmares" (Berlin IFF 2001, Sundance 2002),
"Disbelief" (Sundance 2004), "Rebellion:
the Litvinenko Case" (Cannes 2007, Toronto IFF 2007).
Olga also learnt the craft of editing and is credited as
editor of those movies.
“Rebellion, the Litvinenko Case”, which was
premiered in Cannes 2007, was also Olga's writing debut.
Monday 29th March - 21
h / Mairie du X. Arr. / Salle des Fêtes
Age or not to Age
2010 | 35 mm * | 1:34:00
This documentary resume the actual scientifically research
possibility to stop aging. Will be biological immortality
one day, soon.. and what will be the existential and philosophical
Robert Kane Pappas was
born in New York City and raised in Westchester County.
He was educated at Georgetown University and New York
University Graduate Institute of Film. After graduating
he worked in Cable Television. In the early 80’s
he created a non-fiction series called the Computer Moment;
the pilot featured William H. Macy. He wrote and directed
the Narrative features Now I Know (Lifetime Television)
and Some Fish Can Fly (Artistic License, 99). Both films
were partly set in Ireland. In 2003, he directed the documentary
feature Orwell Rolls In His Grave—a film that investigated
the corporate conglomeration of the New Media and it’s
effects on our politics. The film was a culmination of
a media critique that had begun when Mr. Pappas was a
graduate film student at NYU, during the hostage crisis,
and had interviewed the editor of the New York Post. Mr.
Pappas has written a number of screenplays (the most recent
is Nantucket Sleighride) and had received a Parents Choice
Award for his children’s videos
* screened in a smaller format