K CITY

(12 min, HD). Directed by Lukas Brasiskis, Rugile Barzdziukaite, Dovydas Korba

The short film was awarded the 1st prize in short film competition "Gestures of Reconciliation after the World War II", organized by Goethe's Institute and presented in a number of film festivals.

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Any nation arriving in a new territory will start to assimilate its architectural past in a mythological way. K City film examines the idea of the subterranean city of Koenigsberg in the subconsciousness of the residents of Kaliningrad.

Medieval city of Koenigsberg, founded by Order of the Knights of the Cross had been the cultural centre of the Eastern Prussia for several centenaries. During the World War II Koenigsberg was almost completely destroyed. The city fell to the lot of the Soviet Union and was renamed to Kaliningrad. The majority of German residents retreated from the city and people from the Soviet Union were transferred to it. New resident were likely to believe that underground there might be living Germans, who could jump to the surface by any moment and take the revenge on them. The first part of the film is the visualization of mythical subterranean city of Koenigsberg, narrating by famous Russian philosopher Aleksandr Popadin. The second part of the film is exit on to the surface -- the trivial round of contemporary Koenigsberg is documented, and the consistent liberation from mythological contemplation is created together with new history. It is a film about the clash of two different architectural cultures in one territory.




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