Immortal, Ksenia Okhapkina, Estonia / Latvia 2019, 61 min., Russian with English subtitles
Film-makers Ksenia Okhapkina (Immortal
), Matjaž Ivanišin (Oroslan
) and Iryna Tsilyk (The Earth Is Blue as an Orange
) discuss their filmmaking practices and their most recent features, all made and set in former Soviet Bloc countries and all receiving their UK premieres at FRAMES of REPRESENTATION. This round-table session will focus on storytelling and spectatorship as tools for processing personal and political trauma; the ways in which these films present the differences between unspoken repression and articulated communal discourses; and modern modes of censorship and film production in the respective milieus of each filmmaker.