Ritual Objects (2011)
A documentary by Anna Tyurina
“Ritualnye prinadlezhnosti”, Russia, 2011, 61 min, Beta SP, Portrait
Director of photography: Anna Tyurina
An intimate portrait of a person lost between two worlds. Curious everyday observations of an old woman, a Second World War veteran living with her family in a tiny apartment in Moscow region, whose existence consists of useless, senseless and absurd activities. Spending all her time with the closest people, she has her own parallel life filled with imaginary beings. Slowly, her actions and words gain symbolic meaning, turning the narration into an existential parable told with humor and tenderness.