Hush!

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Year
2002
Country
  • Russia
Duration
80min
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From his apartment window in St. Petersburg, filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky has made a documentary, which he himself describes as a comedy. During one year of endless repairs for the 300th anniversary of the city, he filmed a few square meters of a St. Petersburg street. We see a woman collecting snow in her coat pocket. Drunks and policemen, young lovers...

Kossakovsky was inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann's short story Des Vetters Eckfenster (My Cousin's Corner Window), which tells the story of a paralysed man whose sole contact to the outside world is the view from his window.

"We don't normally look at things that are right in front of us. In a way, this is an example of what can evolve in front of your eyes if you care to look. Somehow this realistic story transforms realism into the surreal, into the abstract." Victor Kossakovsky

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  • Original title
    Tishe!
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Victor Kossakovsky
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Victor Kossakovsky
  • Editing
    Victor Kossakovsky
  • Music
    Alexandr Popov
  • Sound
    Ivan Gusakov, Victor Kossakovsky
  • Duration
    80 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2002
  • Country
    • Russia
  • Distribution
  • Awards
    • Best Documentary en Montreal FF
    • First Prize In Munich FF
    • First Prize In Florence Dei Popoli FF
    • Golden Centaur In St.Petersburg IFF
    • The Best Russian Film – Russian Critics League Prize
    • Russian Documentary Film & Tv League Prize “LAVR”
    • First Prize In Wyborg FF
    • First Prize In Jecaterinburg FF

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