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by Yuri Leiderman, Andrei Silvestrov


Why in the world is a Georgian chorus singing a traditional song that unexpectedly mentions the death of Saddam Hussein? The stars of the film, taken by surprise, talk about this odd turn of events “live”. The conversation then shifts to samurais by the sea, the poets Mandelstam, Kliuev and Gorodezky, Moscow in the 1930s, and a Russian painter who immortalised Putin fishing. All surreal glimpses of the artist’s relationship with power.

international title: Birmingham Ornament 2
original title: Birmingemskij Ornament 2
country: Russia, Japan, Finland, Norway, Georgia
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Yuri Leiderman, Andrei Silvestrov
film run: 91'
screenplay: Andrei Silvestrov, Yuri Leiderman
cast: Mikhail Efremov, Shinichi Watabe, Pradumna Chatterjee, Alik Ligaliu, Sergey Migovich, Valery Gorin, Pavel Fartukov
film editing: Igor Tihonov
art director: Yuri Leiderman
music: Iraida Yusupova
production: Cine Fantom
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