BRAGUINO + Q&A
Dir. Clément Cogitore, France/Finland, 2017, 50 mins
Deep in the Siberian taiga, two feuding families live on opposite banks of a river. Part of an ancient sect of the Russian Orthodox Church, the villagers reject the authority of the state and live by their own rules and principles.
There are no roads leading here; the village can be reached only by helicopter. Stretching as far as the eye can see, the immense forest is both a resource and a threat: wild animals come close to villagers’ homes; every year, climate change intensifies the threat of fire. Against this backdrop, this evocative film traces the tensions and possibilities of building a community in a remote and rapidly changing environment.
UK Premiere + Q&A with director Clément Cogitore hosted by Kieron Corless (Deputy Editor, Sight & Sound)
Kieron Corless is a critic, writer and editor. He works as Deputy Editor of Sight & Sound magazine.
APRIL 22ND, 4.00PM, ICA LONDON
Meet the director - After the screening and Q&A there will be drinks available in the Rochelle Bar Area, where audiences can meet the artists and continue to discuss the themes emerging from the film.