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Hero City

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Synopsis

In an unnamed city above the Arctic Circle, in the far north of Russia a narrator, ostensibly the filmmaker, retraces her journey to the city, talking to the images. She tells of her encounters and her recollections of what happened after her visit, between the time of filming and the time of her telling. However, she is aware that the images like her own memories of moving through the city cannot be trusted to provide any certainty about what was happening, what she saw, what she felt and what it meant. Like memories, they shuffle around in one’s mind, play tricks, taking on a life of their own.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2016 - Experimenta Strand - World premiere

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
14 mins
Director
Ruth Maclennan
Producer
Ruth Maclennan
Director of Photography
Ruth Maclennan
Sound
Ruth Maclennan
Principal Cast
Voice: Juliet Cadzow

Production Company

Russia, UK coproduction

Ruth Maclennan
mail@ruthmaclennan.com

Sales
Company

LUX
Waterlow Park Centre
Dartmouth Park Hill
London
N19 5JF
+44 (0)20 3141 2961
distribution@lux.org.uk
http://www.lux.org.uk