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The Legend of Siegfried (18+)

Russia, 2020, colour, 75 min.
Director: Svetlana Strelnikova
A film about the long-term relationship between the documentary filmmaker and the hero of her first film, the French indi-artist, musician, and filmmaker Siegfried, known as Sig. The story told by the author in the first person is dedicated to the experience of growing up, liberation, and finding oneself in life and in art. The film raises questions about the nature of the Teacher-Student relationship which inevitably involves submission and conflict, and the nature of the Director-Hero relationship which is based on love and a little manipulation.

Svetlana Strelnikova

Svetlana Strelnikova

was born in Moscow in 1981. Graduated with honors from the Faculty of Economics of Moscow State University. Director of documentary and experimental films. She currently lives in Greece. Prizewinner of festivals MIFF, Flahertiana, Message to Man, etc. Nominee for the National Film Award of the Academy of Art and Cinema "Nika" in 2016. She studied the art of cinema in Russia (VGIK), in Europe (Eurodoc, DokInkubator, Berlinale Talent Campus) and in the USA (New York Film Academy). Svetlana has repeatedly participated in European pitchings such as Baltic Sea Forum, Ex Oriente, EDN Thessaloniki, Doc Barselona. Currently working for ARTE channel as a freelance director.

FILMOGRAPHY

Idiot, 2007; Arrhythmie, 2009; Manifastation, 2012; Cardiopolitika, 2014; The legend of Siegfried 2020.
Russia, 2020, colour, 75 min.
Director: Svetlana Strelnikova
A film about the long-term relationship between the documentary filmmaker and the hero of her first film, the French indi-artist, musician, and filmmaker Siegfried, known as Sig. The story told by the author in the first person is dedicated to the experience of growing up, liberation, and finding oneself in life and in art. The film raises questions about the nature of the Teacher-Student relationship which inevitably involves submission and conflict, and the nature of the Director-Hero relationship which is based on love and a little manipulation.