Butterflies

Direction
Year
2016
Country
  • Russia
Duration
79min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Young Alexei is openly homosexual. Although his peers have no problem with his sexual orientation, his mother is unable to accept it. This documentary portrait follows Alexei during summer break, as he spends time with his new lover Grisha, whom he met at a Tarkovsky festival. The film takes an unusual observational approach in that the camera is often right up against people’s bodies and faces during impassioned discussions, arguments, or testimony. As a result, the spontaneous and eccentric manner in which Alexei breaks down gender stereotypes are brought to the fore.

Details

  • Original title
    Babochki
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Dmitry Kubasov
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Aleksey Artemiev, Katerina Gornostay, Dmitry Kubasov, Maksim Pakhomov
  • Sound
    Zakhar Semirhanov
  • Duration
    79 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    • Russia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava IDFF 2016

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