2 years ago
Elektro Moskva is an essayistic documentary about the Soviet electronic age and its legacy. The story begins with the inventor of the world's first electronic instrument, Leon Theremin.
Leon Theremin, unveiling the KGB's huge pile of fascinating devices, some of which were musical. They all came into existence as a by-product of a rampant defense industry. Nowadays, those aged and abandoned 'musical coffins', as solidly made as a Kalashnikov, are being recycled and reinterpreted by the post-Soviet generations of musicians, sound collectors and circuit benders. The story of the Soviet synthesizers as an allegory to the everyday life under the Soviet system: nothing works, but you have to make the best out of it. An electronic fairy tale about the inventive spirit of the free mind inside the iron curtain — and beyond.
Festivals and awards:
Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival — participation
Leipzieg International Documentary Film Festival — participation
Visions du Réel Documentary Film Festival — participation
FID Marseille International Film Festival — participation
New Horizons International Film Festival — participation
Goeteburg International Film Festival — participation
Runtime: 1h 30min
Director: Dominik Spritzendorfer, Elena Tikhonova