Langes Echo (Germany)

Long Echo

Langes Echo

  • Veronika Glasunowa, Lukasz Lakomy


Dobropolye is a town located in Eastern Ukraine: 70 km from the border where conflicts with the breakaway republics are raging on and people feel always like being on the verge of total war. The sheer uncertainty about the future pushes folks to cling on to their daily habits while trying to get along with the ever-shifting political landscape. A wide array of wildly diversified characters try to cope as good as they can with the hardships in their town. A death metal band keeps rehearsing daily. A teacher guides visitors through the story of the city. The wonders of a vibrating armchair are tested as a tool against stress and anxiety. An elderly lady who has lost her son tries to talk some sense into her fellow citizens urging them to accept peace. Veronika Glasunowa and Lukasz Lakomy compose their shots framing carefully the people and the environment. There are no ideological or political statements in the film. The precise cinematic observation is a testimony to the dignity and resilience of people struggling against the nightmare of a never-ending conflict. 

Giona A. Nazzaro

Section:  Regard Neuf
Length: 87'
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Language(s): Russian
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2017


Eva Blondiau  (COLOR OF MAY)
Elmar Imanov  (COLOR OF MAY)
Holger Buff
Jascha Viehl  (audioViehl)

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Language(s):  Russian
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Th 27 April 2017
  • 14:00
Colombière Grande Salle

Followed by a discussion

  • Fr 28 April 2017
  • 12:00