LENKA KABANKOVA: I FORGET DUMBHEAD
2016 / 60min
Sat 16.4.2016 klo 20:00 WHS Teatteri Union, Unioninkatu 45 LH 1-2 Helsinki
Lenka Kabankova’s unorthodox documentary film about the independent filmmaker Yevgeny “Debil” (“Dumbhead”) Kondratiev, who worked closely with CINE FANTOM regularly in the 1980s and ’90s. Documentary and fiction pour together to discover an incredible talent of the main character. This is the fourth film from “Parallel cinema” cycle.
CINE FANTOM´s history starts in 1985 when Gleb and Igor Aleinikov, Boris Yukhananov, Yevgeny Yufit, Pyotr Pospelov, Sergey Dobrotvorsky, Yevgeny (Debil) Kondratiev and other participants of the Soviet underground cinema met in flat parties to make and watch underground, as yet unheard, Russian Parallel cinema (parallel´shchiki). The title of the self-published magazine “CINE FANTOM” became the name of the club in 1995 and Alexandr Doulerain, Dmitry Troitsky, Olga Stolpovskaya, Olga Lyalina, Inna Kolosova and others joined the movement. For 30 years they have arranged screenings, performances, retrospective shows and cinema lectures. Since 2015 CINE FANTOM has its permanent location in the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre, at the very heart of Moscow, next to Red Square. Our CINE FANTOM guests are:
Gleb Aleinikov is a film director, screenwriter, film- and tv- producer. He is an author of more than 30 films including Tractors (Traktora, 1987), Tractor Drivers 2 (Traktoristi 2, 1992), Someone has been here… (Zdes kto-to bye… 1989), Ameriga (1990-2000) and others, many of them together with his brother Igor Aleinikov.
Lenka Kabankova is CINE FANTOM club curator and filmmaker. She is an author of short films Happiness – The Movie (2002) and Two Equators (2001), co-directed with Grigory Dikkert, and the film cycle Parallel Cinema.