Liefde is Aardappelen

Love Is Potatoes

 
Eines Tages bekam die Filmemacherin Aliona van der Horst ihr Erbe: sechs Quadratmeter, das Sechstel eines Holzhauses im ländlichen Russland, wo ihre Mutter aufgewachsen war. Aliona begann eine Reise in die Kindheit ihrer Mutter und deren fünf Schwestern, die Angst, Hunger und Krieg in Stalins Russland erlebten. Aus der Erkundung des Familienschicksals wird ein ergreifender, poetischer Film: Begleitet von den magischen Animationen von Simone Massi werden unvorstellbare Ereignisse der sowjetischen Vergangenheit begreifbar. Die Filmemacherin erzählt eine Geschichte von Terror, immensem Mut und einer Angst, die diese vier Wände nie verlassen hat.

One day, Dutch film maker van der Horst was given her inheritance: 6 square meters, one sixth of a wooden house in the Russian countryside where her mother grew up. She began a journey back into the childhood of her Russian mother and her five sisters, all of whom struggled with fear, famine and war in Stalin's Russia. Aliona's quest into the fate of her family becomes a poignant and poetic film. Accompanied by the magical animation of Simone Massi, unimaginable events in the Soviet past are given an immediate charge. The filmmaker tells the tale of Soviet terror, immense bravery and a fear that has never left those four walls.

Director's Biography
Aliona van der Horst
Dutch director Aliona van der Horst has directed four international award-winning documentaries. She was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1970 and studied Russian literature at the University of Amsterdam and film at the Dutch Film and Television Academy. She began her career in 1997 with the much-acclaimed “The Lady with the White Hat”. Since then she has received multiple awards for most of her films.

Film Selection: Liefde is Aardappelen (Love Is Potatoes, 2017) — 15 Attempts (2013) — Don’t Shoot The Messenger (2013) — Water Children (2011) — Boris Ryzhy (2008, CE’10) — Voices Of Bam (2006) — A Passion For The Hermitage (series, 2006) — Na de lente van ’68 (After The Spring Of ’68, 2001) — De dame met het witte hoedje (The Lady With The White Hat, 1997)   
European Panorama Documentary 2018
Aliona van der Horst
Niederlande 2017
color
90 Minuten
Russisch / Deutsch
OmeU
Drehbuch Aliona van der Horst
Kamera Aliona van der Horst, Maasja Ooms
Schnitt Aliona van der Horst, Maasja Ooms, Oliver Huddleston
Ton/Sounddesign Tim van Peppen
Musik Stefano Sasso
Mit Zoya Zotova, Elizaveta Rusinova, Tatiana Ionova, Aleksander Rusinov
Produzent*innen Frank van den Engel
Produktion
Zeppers Film
Österreichpremiere
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere
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