Participants:  Pankrat'ev Family and Katherina Klodt

BBVA Multiverso Art Centre. November Program (España, 2019)

Rotterdam International Film Festival. Official Selection "Voices" (Nederland, 2019).

FICUNAM, Festival Internacional del Cine de la UNAM. "Atlas" Program (México, 2019).

PlayDoc Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Tui. Offical Selection (España, 2019).

Festival Internacional de Cine de Montevideo. "Human Rights" Program (Uruguay, 2019).

Art of the Real at the Film Society of the Lincoln Center (EEUU, 2019).

D'A Festival de cinèma d'autor de Barcelona. "Directions" Program (España, 2019).

"Young Jury" Award at IsReal Festival Internacional de Cinema Documentario, Sardinia (Italia, 2019).

Cineteca Matadero Madrid. "Andrés Duque" Retrospective (España, 2019).

Atlantida Film Festival - Filmin "Andrés Duque" Retrospective (España, 2019).

Festival Internacional de Cine Documental FID Marseille. "Histoire de Portrait(s)" Program (France, 2019).

Alcances - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Cádiz. Official Selection (España, 2019).

Festival Cinespaña, Toulouse. Official Selection (France, 2016).

DocLisboa International Documentary Film Festival. Official Selection (Portugal, 2019)



The film explores the mysterious forests of a remote territory on the Finnish-Russian border, an idyllic setting where shamanic magic and the historical trauma of Stalin’s purges intersect. With his expressive, inquisitive camerawork and a deliriously idiosyncratic approach to montage, Andrés Duque  observes local customs, plays with children in the woods, and follows the fraught efforts to commemorate the purges’ forgotten victims, creating a wild, hallucinatory portrait of a place that still bears the traces of ancient folkloric custom—and the wounds of the past.

Obra realizada con la beca  a la Creación en Videoarte 2017 Fundación BBVA