Belgium, Russia | 2020 | DCP | Color | 21 min | Dorian Jespers
FRIDAY 2 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 21 MIN.
SATURDAY 10 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 15:45 HRS. | 76 MIN.
Director: Dorian Jespers
Screenplay: Dorian Jespers
Cinematography: Arnaud Alberola, Dorian Jespers
Editing: Omar Guzman
Sound: Thomas Becka
Production Company: KASK, Scum Pictures, Campana Films, ATAKA51
Cast: Alexander Pronkin, Tatiana Smirnova, Andrey Sychyov, Katarzyna Wiesiołek, Lisa Fitier, Daria Orlova, Natalia Haikara
Fedor is a young locksmith in Murmansk, a frozen city in the obscurity of the Russian Arctic. Client after client, he roams through the alleys of concrete animated by a fantasy that isolates him from the city and its population. His dreams corrode his relation to reality and open the door to a phantasmagoric universe; a second sun is rising above the Russian Arctic.
Dorian Jespers (1993) is a Belgian filmmaker. He studied cinematography at INSAS and directing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Gent, an education that focuses strongly on the development of a filmmaker’s personal language. This is reflected in his experimental fantasy MA film, Sun Dog. A project for which Jespers graduated with the highest distinction, received the Horlait-Dapsens prize and was offered the Wildcard by the Flemish Audiovisual Funds. The film premiered in the Tiger Short Competition of the International Rotterdam Film Festival.
International Film Festival Rotterdam –Ammodo Award for Best Short Film & EFA Nomination– 2020, The Netherlands
Short Waves Festival –International Competition– 2020, Poland
Kino Pavasaris Vilnius International Film Festival –Short Film Competition– 2020, Lithuania