Ilja Chrzjanovski / RU, 2004 / 126 min.
Ilya Khrzhanovsky based his feature debut on a screenplay by Vladimir Sorokin, a radical author who takes a scalpel to Russian society. 4 gives an absurdist/alienating vision of the chaos in Russia following perestroika.
A businessman, a piano tuner and a prostitute. They meet in an anonymous bar, in anonymous surroundings. They drink. They talk. In a series of ever-shifting monologues, in which the three of them constantly take on different identities.
Up-and-coming film talent at Eye: a new generation of Dutch makers are given the opportunity to present their debut films, discuss filmmaking and select films by makers that inspired them. These Badlands evenings are compiled by guest curators Lemuël de Graav, Xiang Yu Yeung and Eye programmer Ronald Simons.