POWER AND TRUTH

  • Director

    Roman Bordun

  • Country, Year, Length

    Ukraine, 2020, 6:00

  • Category

    Experimental

  • Format

    Digital file ProRes 422 H

  • Festival Year

    2021

Synopsis

During the quarantine, mayors and police felt the fullness of power. Seeing privacy as a threat, the mayoral candidate proposes to introduce full publicity for the sake of common security.

The politician’s name refers to the artist Polina Raiko, who lived as a recluse for many years and almost never left her home.

Credits

Roman Bordun – Writer & Director
Darina Rudo – Writer & Producer
Olena Berebenchuk – “Polina Raiko”

Director Statement

During the quarantine, mayors and police felt the fullness of power. Seeing privacy as a threat, the mayoral candidate proposes to introduce full publicity for the sake of common security. Delegate the function of maternal control to the state, self-discipline, do not leave home without reason.
The politician’s name refers to the artist Polina Raiko, who lived as a recluse for many years and almost never left her home. After letting her children go to the aggressive world, she lost them and suffered from it until her death. Seeking salvation from life’s troubles, the painter isolated herself and secretly painted her house with bizarre motives, in which she relived her experience.
The naive phantasmagoric motives of both women confuse reality with the absurd, creating their own paradise and safe haven.

Director Biography

Photographer, film director, works in the naive genre. He captures the spirit of time and kitch by combining media cliches with classic performance. The author investigates the privacy law, questioning its existence in today’s digital era.
In 2019 Roman presented his first film, “The Diviners,” at DOK Leipzig.