Aleksandr_2 VINOGRADOV
Александр_2 ВИНОГРАДОВ
Aleksandr_2 VINOGRADOV
Belgium / Russia, 2019, 23mn 
Under the dress
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Under the dress


 Under the dress

 Sous la robe

Directed by : Aleksandr_2 VINOGRADOV (Александр_2 ВИНОГРАДОВ)
Writing credits : Aleksandr_2 VINOGRADOV (Александр_2 ВИНОГРАДОВ)
Aleksandr_2 VINOGRADOV (Александр_2 ВИНОГРАДОВ)
Produced by : Aleksandr_2 VINOGRADOV (Александр_2 ВИНОГРАДОВ)

Plot synopsis
As a child, Aleksandr Vinogradov had his grandmother as an accomplice. In her home, he could dress up as a woman, explore his desires and identities, seek out in himself what was absolutely forbidden by others. Today, in a country like Russia where people who do not practice heteronormative sexuality are pursued, Aleksandr delves into his childhood memories recorded on old VHS tapes, which take him back to the secret universe of freedom and tenderness that he shared with his grandmother. He then embarks upon a dazzling drag queen transformation in which he plays his own role: a character in search of his identity. Suspended in a performance between the real and the fantastic, Aleksandr confronts his ideas on sexuality, gender and his own past. Under the Dress is a form of self-portrait that combines the filmmaker’s memories with his present day in an oppressive political context. An exercise of mise en scène close to Werner Schroeter's, an ultra-contemporary form of demanding the legitimate right to any form of sexual identity.
Elena López Riera

Selected in the following festivals :
- Nyon International Documentary Film Festival "Visions du réel", Nyon (Switzerland), 2019