Saturday, March 14, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Please note: This event has been canceled. Click here for more information.
Please note: Anna Eborn will no longer be attending due to travel issues
Dir. Anna Eborn. Sweden, Denmark, Belgium. 2019, 96 mins. In Russian, Romanian, and Ukrainian with English subtitles. Shot on 16mm and set in the self-appointed nation of Transnistria (Priednestrovia)—a narrow strip of land adjacent to Ukraine that is defined by its Soviet heritage—Transnistra follows a group of 16-year-olds over a cycle of seasons, witnessing the end of their youth and their first attempts forging futures either within or beyond their small community. At the center of the film is Tanya, a headstrong and sensitive young woman, surrounded by a ragtag group of young males, each of whom seems to be in love with and dependent upon her. In limbo between school and employment, which is hard to come by, the crew explores abandoned construction sites as well as bucolic lakes, talking candidly with each other throughout, and by extension with Swedish director Eborn and the audience. Their lives are not easy, but the youths’ collective generosity towards Eborn’s documentation that makes Transnistra a bounteous privilege to behold. Among observational works of nonfiction, this is a rare and precious object.
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