Venice FF - Critics Week

Ekaterina Selenkina – Detours #SIC36

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A sprawling meditation on the choreography of bodies in Moscow’s urban landscape.

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5 min. and 38 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Ekaterina Selenkina, director of the film Detours.

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A conversation with Ekaterina Selenkina, director of Detours. The film had its premiere in the International Critics’ Week strand of the 78th Venice Film Festival. In this interview, Selenkina talks about her extensive research into the dark web, the strong style of the film and whether she hopes Detours will inspire debates and discussions.

Detours: A sprawling meditation on the choreography of bodies in Moscow’s urban landscape, Detours depicts a new way of dealing illicit drugs via the dark web, the layering of physical and virtual realities, as well as a reflection on the poetics and politics of space. Taking place in sleepy neighbourhoods, among the concrete walls of high-rises, behind garages and amidst abandoned railroads, the film alternately follows and loses track of Denis, the “treasureman” who hides stashes of drugs all over the city.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Ekaterina Selenkina
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Detours
  • Festival section
    Critics' Week
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