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WAVELENGTH PRESENTS EXTINCTION (2018)

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  • dir. SALOME LAMAS

  • year. 2018

  • country. PORTUGAL

  • run-time. 80min

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 7.15PM

Film 7.45PM


A hybrid documentary, road movie and essay film, the hypnotic Extinction (Extinção) follows Kolya, a young man loyal to Transnistria, a Communist microstate on the eastern border of Moldavia that broke away from the one-time Soviet Socialist Republic, but which is now unrecognized as a state by the international community. Today, Russia is surrounded by a series of areas that are potential time bombs, and this includes Transnistria. Kolya is a staunch nationalist loyal to Transnistra, but he has faith in Russia’s support and also has a Moldavian passport.

A sensory experience that meditates on notions of borders shot through with melancholic lyricism, Salomé Lamas's latest explores echoes of Soviet past through Kolya's present-day travels through a country where monuments keep its communist history alive, evocatively creating a non-linear story of a landscape where time has collapsed and where splits between history and modernity remain disputed. The haunting result is what its director describes as para-fiction, a situation of political limbo, trapped somewhere between dream and reality.

Presented by Wavelength.

Later Event: April 16
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