Lisa KOZLOVA
Лиза КОЗЛОВА
Lisa KOZLOVA
Russia, 2016, 44mn 
documentary
V tsentre tsiklona
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В центре циклона

 

 In the eye of the storm

 Dans l'oeil du cyclone

 
Directed by : Lisa KOZLOVA (Лиза КОЗЛОВА)
Writing credits : Lisa KOZLOVA (Лиза КОЗЛОВА)
Cinematography : Lisa KOZLOVA (Лиза КОЗЛОВА)
Produced by : Marina RAZBEZHKINA (Марина РАЗБЕЖКИНА)
Companies : School of Cinema and Documentary Theater of Marina Razbejkina et Mikhail Ugarov
 

Plot synopsis
In the event of natural disaster, turn off electricity and gas, hide your valuable objects, lock the house, climb onto the roof, and maybe you will survive. Natasha, 12 years old, knows these instructions by heart. So, while waiting for the storm, she laughs and fights, suffers heartbreak, attempts to negotiate the purchase of a new swimsuit with her father. With zest and delicacy, with clear complicity with the body of her young heroine, Elizaveta Kozlova captures the details of a day-to-day life which, although ordinary, never seems insipid, so deeply is it infused with the contagious energy of the protagonist. And as the lines of contemporary Russian society and its problems are sketched out, In the Eye of the Storm reveals itself as the portrait of a character undergoing tremendous change. The storm approaches, the wind rises; filmmaker successfully implements the visual language that enables her to capture a tender and tumultuous transition, that which will transform a little girl into a young woman.
Source: Emilie Bujès, https://www.visionsdureel.ch
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2017
- International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana", Perm (Russia), 2017
- Nyon International Documentary Film Festival "Visions du réel", Nyon (Switzerland), 2017
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2016