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Harmony

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Synopsis

Set against the backdrop of Chelyabinsk, one of Russia's most industrially brutal and polluted cities, 'Harmony' explores social and gender dynamics of Russian youth through the paradigms and preconceptions of the country’s most prominent sports: ice hockey and rhythmic gymnastics.
The two respectively embody Russia’s nationalistic interpretation of hyper-masculine and feminine ideals and are examined through straddling the boundaries of documentary verite and visual art. Here, sport gathers broader meaning —reflecting the traits and obsessions of society as a whole.
Official Selection CPH:DOX 2018 - World premiere

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
71 mins
Director
Frederick Paxton 1st Feature
Producer
Maria Babikova, Frederick Paxton
Editor
Andrew Cross
Director of Photography
Frederick Paxton
Sound
Guy Chase
Music
Music Featuring: Oscar Powell, Tommy Cash, Blue Hawaii, Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, Arthur Delaney
Film Title Note
aka Chelyabinsk

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Last updated 22nd March 2018

Production Company

UK, Russia coproduction

Frederick Paxton
Freddie@frederickpaxton.com

Maria Babikova
babikova.maria@gmail.com
http://www.mariababikova.com

Sales
Company

Sales Enquries
Maria Babikova
babikova.maria@gmail.com
http://www.mariababikova.com
Freddie Paxton
Freddie@frederickpaxton.com.

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