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THE MELODY OF STRING TREE
MELODIYA STRUNNOGO DEREVA

Director: IRINA EVTEEVA
RUSSIA
2020, 78'

“The Melody of a String Tree” is a film-dilogy about the journey of the poet Velimir Khlebnikov and his ‘ka’ (double). In Ancient Egyptian mythology, ka is a vital essence in the shape of a person, which exists separately from its ‘master’. It is an immortal double that accompanies the poet through his creations and through time. On the one hand, this is the story of Pharaon Echnaton, who gives the protagonist, the Poet, his ka. On the other hand, this is the love story of Layla and Medlum, the heroes of Khlebnikov’s eponymous poem. Like stars from the east and the west, they meet in the sky. The action of the film takes place in Petrograd during the Great War. However, Khlebnikov’s heroes freely move in different times and spaces. They appear in Ancient Egypt, they find themselves in the trenches of the war, they are attracted by Malevich’s Black Square, where amazing karmic transformations happen to them.

Irina Evteeva born in 1956 in Leningrad. Professor at cinematography and photo art department of Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, senior researcher of Russian institute of Art History. Since 1989 is a movie director at Lenfilm studio. Irina Evteeva is the author of seven films made in a unique mixed animation and action technology. Her list of awards includes Silver lion of the 59 Venice  (“The Clown”, 2002),“Golden Eagle” award (“Little Tragedies”, 2010), Silver St. George and NETPAC awards of the 37 Moscow IFF («Aventur», 2015) among others.

ScriptIRINA EVTEEVA
CameraVALERY MYULGAUT
MusicANDREY SIGLE
ProducerANDREY SIGLE
CastVLADIMIR KOSHEVOY,
VLADIMIR ADZHAMOV,
MARIA LEVAI,
DENIS ALIEV
ProductionPROLINE FILM
World salesProline Film,
prolinefilm.ru

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