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by Anatoly Ivanov


A feature-length documentary, Kvadrat explores the realities of techno DJing, using the example of Andrey PUSHKAREV, a Russian DJ recognized worldwide. Filmed as a hybrid between a road-movie and a music video, the film not only illustrates the festive atmosphere of techno night clubs, but also reveals the lesser known side of this profession: weeks of track selection, lengthy travel, difficult schedule. The film suggests to reconsider the stereotype of a popular musician, to find out whether the artist is happy, to ponder what’s most important to him and his audience? Shot in Switzerland, France, Hungary, Romania and Russia, the film omits the typical documentary elements: no interviews, no explanatory voice-over, no facts, no figures. The visuals and the techno music replace them, leaving the detailed interpretation to the viewer.

original title: Kvadrat
country: Russian Federation, France, Switzerland
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Anatoly Ivanov
film run: 107
release date: RU 17/10/2013, DE 18/04/2014
screenplay: Anatoly Ivanov
cast: Andrey Pushkarev
cinematography by: Anatoly Ivanov
film editing: Anatoly Ivanov
producer: Anatoly Ivanov
co-producer: Yury Rysev
production: Anatoly Ivanov / Film



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