Chto Delat

Chto Delat, A Border Musical
Cinemateket Saturday 6th September 2pm

A Border Musical (50 mins, 2013) by Chto Delat concerns the tribulations of a Russian woman who falls in love with a Norwegian man on the Arctic border between the two coutries; Tanja’s problems begin when she has to choose where their son should grow up. Chto Delat’s film is a darkly comic tragedy in a Brechtian style, critical geopolitics on a human scale with sharp dialogue and beautiful, melodramatic musical numbers. Olga Egorova and Dmitry Vilensky of Chto Delat will introduce the film in conversation with the producer Jesper Alvær.

Direction/Screenplay: Chto Delat (Tsaplya/Olga Egorova/Dmitry Vilensky) in cooperation with Jesper Alvær.
Photography: Artyom Ignatov
Actors: Anna Bulavina, Haldor Lægreid, Ketil Høegh, Maryon Eilertsen, Kristine Henriksen, Camilla Wiig Revholt, Ann Christin Elverum, Egor Semenkov, Nikolay Kurbatov, Mikhail Baranov, Andrey Molodchinin
Composer: Mikhail Krutik.
Choreographer: Nina Gasteva.
Producer: Pikene på Broen, in cooperation with FilmCamp, Filmgården, Bergen Assembly, Border Aesthetics (UiT), and many others.

The collective Chto Delat (What is to be done?) is a group of artists, critics, philosophers and writers formed in St. Petersburg in 2003.