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Mal De Mer Films.
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Loft-underground
Under the eloquent epigraph 'Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!' [Phil 4:4]. Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.' [Matt 6:30-33].' LOFT-UNDERGROUND explores a story of the original russian underground culture starting in 1980's and traversing all the way towards the present day. With the use of archive VHS footage as well as contemporary mediums, the talks with underground bellwethers of the previous and the current millennium the film undertakes a journey through illegal art-squats and maverick studios, marginal concerts and radical performances, all in order to compose the primal question — Is it possible to rejoice and to be free in a police-supervised government, be it USSR or modern Russia?
121 min, Russia