Frame work, a six-part screening series
Monday, March 15, 2021
Time: 6 pm -7:30 pm Moscow Time (Russia) / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Eastern Time (USA)
Focus on Breathing
2019, 17 min.
How to turn into a different person in 30 days? 30-year-old Albina tries to find a way to do it while looking for a well-paid job. She is being led through this tough journey not only by online studies but also by a special diary that challenges her daily.
1995, 14 min
Moving between fiction, non-fiction, and science fiction, Stranger Baby features collaged micro-narratives and interviews that report on the multiple meanings of the term “alien.” The layered soundtrack is composed of viewers speculating on the film’s images. Their responses, marked by anxiety, gravitate toward ready-made assumptions. The voices elaborate an allegory of race and gender relations that exposes the dangerous inclination toward racial profiling. The film’s inter-nal monologue addresses both the attractive and threatening aspects of alienation, confessing to its allure while constructing a critique that challenges viewers to recognize themselves as possi-ble agents or recipients of the vilifying gaze.