The Tree (Дерево)

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Production Status
Сompleted
Year of starting production
2019
Release Date
2019
Country(ies) of (co)production
Ukraine
Languages
Ukrainian
Duration
6’

The act of creation by a human being is subject to the power of the substance that governs the carver, independently determining the result. The subjectivity of nature is also manifested in the film through chemical damage: images are absorbed and disappear from the view.

The film tells the story of a craftsman's creativity and his connection to a tree that extracts an invisible form from a material substance. The act of creation by a human being is subject to the power of the substance that governs the carver, independently determining the result. The subjectivity of nature is also manifested in the film through chemical damage: images are absorbed and disappear from sight. The original story dates from the 1970s and belongs to an unknown amateur filmmaker Victor Kyzyma from a village in Central Ukraine, where a film studio operated at a collective farm. Found in 2017, the 16 mm film was completely destroyed by lime. It was restored by the Urban Media Archive and got a new interpretation.

CREW:
Сo-production: Oleksandr Makhanets
Sound: Andriy Ryzhov
Music: Oleksiy Miryukov
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Festivals
Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art (Lviv, Ukraine), 2019; Digital Cultures (Warsaw, Ukraine), 2019; Traverse Videofestival (Toulouse, France), 2020; The Orphan Film Symposium (New York, USA), 2020; FOCAL Awards 2020.

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