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Titre international: Bonfires and Stars

Titre original: Kostri i zvezdi

Section: Compétition Internationale Moyens Métrages

Durée: 57'

Pays: Russie

Année: 2016

Projection à VdR: World Premiere

Langue(s) : Russe


Pavel Karykhalin (Stereotactic)

Contact de vente

Alyona Bocharova (Beat Films)

Tél. +79263161100

Bonfires & Stars | Trailer

Moa Pillar, an electronic music artist, heads for the Caucasus in search of inspiration, and then to work with traditional Circassian musicians. Although he is looking forward to new encounters and discovering another culture, his guide, Bulat, constantly questions the value of this experience and the possibility of any dialogue between secular traditions and modern culture. For, too often, electronic music has been content to affix a mechanical rhythm onto samples of traditional music in order to make them ‘modern’. Moa Pillar’s project is driven by the ideal of dialogue and exchange, but the initial momentum of opening up to others can easily be transformed into mistrust, given how blurred the lines between appropriation and collaboration are.

Bonfires & Stars accompanies the two protagonists, coming to support the approach as much as it questions it. But beyond assisting, by completing the project to gather folkloric musical material and placing the character in the Caucasus’s grandiose and elusive landscapes, the film captures the pantheist mysticism that the musical project is attempting to find. 

Mourad Moussa 

director: Sasha Voronov

d.p: Ruslan Fedotow

sound: Vadim Kolosov, Olga Subbotina

producer: Pavel Karykhalin

production producer: Alisa Liudinshina

art-director: Olga Korsun

designer: Yuri Stepantcev

Moscow 2015

Original French antique print with a wonderful portrait of a Russian Circassian man in traditional outfit. A rare tinted photographic print, taken from a booklet on Russia. It was produced with the process of zincography. About 120 years old.

Идея создания группы у вокалиста (и по совместительству бас-гитариста) Мурата Каширгова (М.К.) возникла еще в 1997 году в г. Нальчике, когда он вместе с гитаристом Алимом Настаевым в свободное от участия в основном коллективе (“Приз” )

Sheshan means "horse behaving". The dance is a fast piece with (4:4) time signature; this particular piece is played differently by pulling the Bellows of the Pshina (accordion) in and out rapidly to create an Off Beat Rhythm which produces a Rhythm two times faster than its time signature, and the word shishan is a Circassian word and it is not linked to Chechen. Video facebook Video purevent Kafa is a piece with (4:4) time signature, and usually this piece demonstrates the relationship between the Challa (male) and the Pshasha (female)