Since childhood Eugen has strange love for graves, now he is the author of more than 100 memorials. His homespun philosophy combines cosmopolitanism and asceticism with an active and provocative role in daily life of the local community. His monuments stop people from forgetting, they teach them to remember their history and their ancestors. In the course of the film we watch making and setting of the memorial to German soldiers fallen in actions which took place near the village and some more gestures of reconciliation by this non-conventional character.
Dmytro Tiazhlov graduated from Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National Theatre, Cinema and Television University. Worked at Ukrainian TV as DOP for 10 years and familiar with all genres of cinema – features, puppet animation and documentaries. Soon Dmytro decided to shoot, direct and edit his films himself. Tiazhlov’s aesthetic falls squarely in the “direct cinema” tradition of documentary filmmaking, which emphasizes continued filming, as unobtrusively as possible, of human conversation and the routines of everyday life, and no overt attempt to interpret or explain the events unfolding before the camera.
Austerlitz 2005—1805 (2006), Capitals of the World (2007), Important Man (2007), The Difficult One (2007), I am a Monument to Myself (2009), My Mum is a Dolphin (2010)