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LYUBOV – Kärlek På Ryska (LJUBOV – Love in Russian) /
2017/ 90 min/ Sweden, Belarus/ documentary /16+
For several years, Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich investigated Russian people’s relationship of love. Which, she means, is an acute shortage of today’s society. Documentary film director Staffan Julén followed her work and together they depict a process driven by equal parts of political, artistic and humanistic forces. The feeling of lyubov, love, каханне, älskar, amour, 爱爱, amare, кärlek …is truly unique and shared by all nations. Sweden’s Staffan Julén and Belorussia’s Svetlana Alexievich teamed up for a tapestry of interwoven stories which revolve around understanding. For cultures to understand one another, they need to be able to love. They need to be able to see and listen…
The showing will be followed by
meet-the-artist session: director, ARCTIC OPEN jury member Staffan Julén
Director and artistic researcher and Head of Communications at The Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, Sweden. Has since 1983 directed and produced a total of six international award-winning feature films and several television documentaries and short films. Among features: THE PRIZE OF THE POLE, 2007 (DocAviv 2008), MY HEART OF DARKNESS, 2010, LYUBOV- love in Russian, (autumn 2017) together with Nobel Laureate in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich.
Producer: Johan Seth Cinematography: Majaq Julén Brännström and Majaq Julen.