Ola from Finnmark meets Tanja from Kola. They fall in love, Tanja abandons her past and moves with her son to her new husband. Through the joys and challenges of their mixed marriage we get a glimpse into today’s Russia-Norwegian borderland across cultural and social norms and values. How are our behaviour and worldview influenced by culturally laden relations between the individual, family and society? To what degree are we responsible for our actions and to what degree do we leave it to the state? Who defines areas of responsibility? The Norwegian state and Ola’s best friend help the couple to build up a family based on the sound Norwegian values.
BORDER MUSICAL is not a description of the reality; it is a reality served in a spicy manner: through polished language and sharp definitions, exaggerated images and multifaceted characters, bizarre movements and eccentric scenes. Why cheer a mutual understanding when we learn from our differences?
Režija / Director: Tsaplya Olga Egorova
Ideja, scenarij, scenografija in montaža / Idea, Screenplay, Set and Edit: Tsaplya Olga Egorova and Dmitry Vilensky v sodelovanju z / in cooperation with Jesper Alvær.
Glasba / Composer: Mikhail Krutik.
Direktor fotografije / Director of Photography: Artyom Ignatov.
Vloge / Cast: Anna Bulavina, Haldor Lægreid, Ketil Høegh, Maryon Eilertsen, Kristine Henriksen, Camilla Wiig Revholt, Ann Christin Elverum, Egor Semenkov, Nikolay Kurbatov, Mikhail Baranov, Andrey Molodchinin.
Koreografinja / Choreographer: Nina Gasteva.
Produkcija / Producer: Pikene på Broen v sodelovanju z / in cooperation with KORO, Bergen Assembly, FilmCamp, Filmgården in številnimi drugimi / and many others
Chto Delat? (What is to be done? www.chtodelat.org) is a platform founded in early 2003 in Petersburg by a work-group of artists, critics, philosophers, and writers from Petersburg, Moscow, and Nizhny Novgorod with the goal of merging political theory, art, and activism. The platform’s activity consists in developing a network of collective initiatives in Russia and setting them into an international context. The platform is coordinated by a work-group of the same name. The work-group engages in a variety of art projects, including video-works, installations, public actions, radio programs, and artistic examinations of urban space and critique of everyday life.