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Khan´s Flesh

Kristina Savutsina, Belarus/Germany 2021, 57 Min. Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Georg Kussmann and Kristina Savutsina

The film Khan’s Flesh shows the choreography of everyday life in a small town in Belarus. 

As documentary film critic Emmanuel Chicon puts it: “the camera captures a series of gestures, micro non-events and simultaneous rituals, like so many daily choreographies to which the inhabitants of this Belarusian village, from every generation, devote or submit themselves. […] Khan‘s Flesh reveals existences that seem stuck in an unending present.” Khan’s Flesh premiered at Visions du Réel Festival in Nyon.

Please note: Free admission. Limited seating. The 3G (vaccinated, recovered, tested) rule applies.

Kristina Savutsina was born in 1989 in Riga, Latvia into a Belarusian family. From 1993 to 2014, she lived in Belarus. In 2011, she graduated with a diploma in cultural studies in Minsk. Since 2015, she has been studying film and fine arts at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg. In her work, Kristina deals with regulatory politics and its concrete manifestations in Belarus. She lives and works in Hamburg.

Georg Kussmann was born and grew up in Halle/Saale, East Germany in 1989. He studied photography and film at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg. Currently, he lives in Berlin and works from there as an artist, filmmaker and cinematographer.