Imagine a space where time has frozen. Time has stopped here and life's got stuck in a shape resembling the era of the Soviet Union. Somehow, people have become used to the reign of the secret police and the fear of being spied on. The Transdnistrian Moldavian Republic. The Soviet-style propaganda of the authoritative, power-based regime of President Igor Smirnov has turned most of the TMR residents into simple workers, without any desire to understand how unbearable their situation is. Smirnov has been leading this non-existent country for as long as twenty years. The film focuses on a couple of characters who are stuck in this geo-political gap, between the European Union and Russia, between the present and the past, crime and decency, decadence and hope for change. Framed by the period of the presidential election, the film analyzes the organization of the ‘non-state’ and the rules of everyday life within it.
Klára Tasovská was born in 1980. She graduated from the New Media department at the Prague Art Academy (AVU) and is currently studying at the Documentary department at FAMU. She is collaborating on internet projects such as artycok.tv, edata-base.net, k-r-o-n-i-k-a.net.
Baníček (2006), A Scrap (2007), Tree (2007), Reconstruction (2007), HaCan (2008), Memory recall (2008)
Lukáš Kokeš was born in 1983. He organized a film festival during his studies in Ostbevern, Germany. He is a student at the film studies department of Charles University and the documentary department of FAMU. He won a special jury award at the 2008 Jihlava IDFF for his film Redemption Attempt of TV Repairman Josef Lávička in Nine Scenes. He contributes to the film magazine Cinepur.
Safety Grounds (2007), Irene (2007), Mittweidekabarett (2008), Redemption Attempt of TV Repairman Josef Lávička in Nine Scenes (2008), Joy (2009), 59/184/84 (2009)