Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Austria)

Pripyat

January 27, 2019

Film Series
PHOTO: FILM STILL

PRESENTED WITH VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

To round out your PuSh Festival experience, we offer a selection of films inspired by, and intended to be paired with, performances and artists in the 2019 PuSh program. Here, in our partnership with VIFF, the darkened cinema matches the darkened theatre in illuminating and surprising ways.


A haunting, monochromatic vision of life in the not-entirely-abandoned radioactive “Workers’ City” of Pripyat more than a decade after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986, Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s film is akin to a documentary version of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker: a potent, patient meditation on a post-apocalyptic city which is gradually being reclaimed by nature and the handful of hold-outs who refuse to give up the ghost. Using long, still takes and interviews with four of the residents, Geyrhalter constructs a movie that is both concrete and abstract.

A non-fiction horror story… fascinating and deeply troubling. —Variety 

PHOTO: FILM STILL

Paired with BERLIN’S ZVIZDAL (Chernobyl- so far so close).

Venue

1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

When

January 27
100 minutes

3PM

Tickets

Single tickets $13, plus $2 VIFF annual membership required
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