Scene from the film Work and Progress
Scene from the film Work and Progress
Scene from the film Work and Progress
Scene from the film Work and Progress
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Work and Progress

  • France
  • United States

A trip to Russia by two filmmakers, in 1990, ends up in a twin-screen projection using their super 8 footage mixed in with archival material and a sprinkling of classics such as Vertov and Eisenstein.


  • Original title
    Work and Progress
  • Direction
  • Editing
    Yann Beauvais, Vivian Ostrovsky
  • Sound
    Yann Beauvais, Vivian Ostrovsky
  • Duration
    11 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • MuMa, « Le partage de l’écran », Le Havre, France, January 2023
    • View from the East, MoMA, NYC, USA, November 2019
    • Internationale Kurtzfilmtage, Oberhausen, Germany, May 2019
    • Collectif Jeune Cinéma, Paris, France, December 2005
    • Curtas, Vila do Conde, Portugal, July 2005
    • Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, November 2004
    • Kassel Filmfestival, Germany, November 2003
    • Festival de court metrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France, February 2001
    • Cycle “Monter / Sampler”, Centre Pompidou, France, November – December 2000
    • European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany, October 2000
    • Festival Nouveau Cinema Montréal, Canada, October 2000
    • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, September 2000
    • BBC British short Film Festival, London, UK, September 2000
    • Curtas, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2000
    • Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan, April 2000
    • Bradford Film festival, UK, March 2000
    • International experimental and video festival, Windsor, Canada, February 2000
    • Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Germany, January 2000
    • International film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands, January 2000
    • Toronto International Film festival, Canada, September 1999
    • MoMA, NYC, USA, April 1999 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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