Director Year Genre Countries Length Original language Subtitles
Julia Shatun 2019 Documentary Belarus 29 min. Russian English
Director: Julia Shatun Year: 2019 Genre: Documentary Countries: Belarus Length: 29 min. Original language: Russian Subtitles: English
The film's concept and plot begin on a train, when a message recorded on a cell phone abruptly stops after crossing the state line. A real-life situation initiates a transition to the realm of art: a short message becomes a documentary letter, the director’s poetic reflection on the importance and ubiquity of borders—in geography, history, and cinematography. Listening to the persistent background buzz, we follow the author on her existential journey through four cities consisting of real images, including the footage taken by the director’s father 25 years ago. These frames always bring us to some visible or invisible borders.