MISSING PICTURES

Every year the title of the program acquires new meaning. Originally this section was intended for works which for various reasons were overlooked by Russian festivals and distribution. Today the stress is on the idea that none of these films are likely to make it into national distribution.
 
It is not only “here”, but also “now”, because – come to think of it – all the 21st century we’ve been watching movies that we could see in the past century. Cinema of the new generation – unafraid of new realia and new forms of affecting the conscious and the subconscious of the modern viewer, aware of the best means to make a lasting impression on him, avoiding the trite stereotypes of narrativity, soulfulness and culture, stylistically and semantically daring, unperturbed by its sometimes shocking effect on the retrogrades -  is still lacking in the 21st century. In this program we’ll attempt to at least partially fill this void.
 
Stas Tyrkin