Germany 2020, 95 min, Russian, Hebrew & English subtitles
For the people of this small, remote Russian town, spaces originally intended as parking garages are places of refuge where they can actualize their dreams—even when those dreams are very odd.
Life is not easy in this small town, located in the Kola Peninsula beyond the Arctic Circle. Winters are dark and freezing, and summers are not very welcoming either, but dozens of locals have made second homes for themselves in a stretch of tiny garages. Here, they can pretend they are soldiers fighting in World War II, build monstrous vehicles, play musical instruments, drink, get away from everyone, or dig endless underground tunnels. Each one designs his own sealed space, and when the doors open, they reveal entire worlds, surprisingly colorful, and filled with beauty.
Previous Festivals: Berlinale, CPH:DOX