Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops
dir. Kristoffer Hegnsvad/Denmark, Canada, Estonia, UK, Sweden/2022/57 min.
place
date
time
Światowid, Duża
2023-05-18
18:00

Architecture, like anything else during the Soviet period, was under strict centralized supervision. While art and grand monuments were expected to advance the state narrative of communism as paradise on earth, sometimes the benign bus stops were overlooked. As a result, hundreds of architecturally distinctive bus stops are now scattered across the former Soviet Republic. Their bus stops were built as quiet acts of creativity against overwhelming state control. In 2002, Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig came across his first of these distinctive pieces of architecture, and has since pioneered a bus stop hunting trend from Kiev to Vladivostok. The bus stops he has chronicled represent an astonishing variety of original styles and types, from the strictest Brutalism to exuberant whimsy.

READ MORE
HIDE

  • projection time:
    57 min.
  • country/year:
    Denmark, Canada, Estonia, UK, Sweden /2022
  • director:
    Kristoffer Hegnsvad
  • pictures:
    Nikolas Zajicek
  • editor:
    Jason Britski
  • production:
    Ian Toews, Christopher Herwig / Empty Chairs, Fuel, 291 Film Company
  • festivals and awards:
    2022 – Vancouver FF, 2023 – CPH:DOX Copenhagen

Inne filmy z sekcji

Places

W Ukrainie
Inne filmy z tagiem

art

Pianoforte
Kino według Godarda
Bohater_ka
Inne filmy z konkursu

Warsaw Documentary Award

Filipka
Muzyka dla czarnych gołębi
Sąsiad Abdi
 
Doc shop
Buy our films on DVD
NEWSLETTER
Sign up and stay up to date

To optimize the content available on our website and to adjust it to your unique needs, we use the information stored in cookie files on the users devices. The user can control cookie files with the settings of his or her internet browser. Further use of our website without changing browser settings means that the user accepts the use of cookie files. Read more in: Privacy Policy

OK