2001-2010DocumentaryNathalie Alonso CasaleNetherlands

Nathalie Alonso Casale – Figner: The End of a Silent Century (2006)

Through her very real subject Edgar Figner, director Nathalie Alonso Casale offers us an intimate sense of the 21st-century Russian zeitgeist. A true alchemist, Mr. Figner has spent his life in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) as a sound-effects artist at Lenfilm Studios, where from the silent era to the present he has used commonplace objects (cabbages, old shoes) to create complex sound effects for films. Under the pressures of contemporary Russian life, Figner begins to retreat into a past comprising his own personal history and the history of Russian cinema. As reality and memory blend with stunning scenes from Soviet films, Figner’s art becomes a soundtrack for the muffled culture created by the repression of the Soviet era. This delicate mix of documentary, reality and cinematic imagination creates a deeply sensitive account of the silences at the heart of the Russian social, political and cinematic experience.

Figner - The End of a Silent Century (Nathalie Alonso Casale, 2006).mkv

Container:  	Matroska
Runtime: 	1h 29mn
Size: 	864 MiB
Codec: 	x264
Resolution: 	960x540 
Aspect ratio:  	16:9
Frame rate: 	25.000 fps
Bit rate: 	
#1:  	2.0ch AAC


Subtitles:English hard subs

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