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From the East (1993)

D'Est (original title)
A look at life in Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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A look at life in Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Personal Slideshow Film
23 October 2003 | by (Chiba City, Japan) – See all my reviews

Personal "slideshow" album from the director's journey in Eastern Europe and Russia. Well executed; pictures are precisely framed by fixed camera with occasional dolly. (There is only one shot with panning, the shot in a big station) Because nothing happens in a landscape sequence during two hours, the piece is more suitable to be viewed in a gallery or in a public place than in a theater. Conceptually, it is reminiscent of Erik Satie's Furniture Music.


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