“So we ask a question: what if we punch the cops in the face? What will happen?”
Russia | 2012 | 90 min
With supporters such as Banksy and Brian Eno, the members of Russian artists collective Voina (War) have gained international notoriety with their provocative ‘art actions’.
Their founders — Vor (Thief) and Koza (Goat) live underground, raise their one-year old son Kasper and carry out art actions on the fine edge between protest art and criminal code.
Reminiscent of Situationism and of the most provocative avant-garde art, their courageous political statements leave nobody indifferent (and disturb absolutely everybody). Their thought-provoking art pranks brought them to the Russian evening news and made them into YouTube icons but at the same time exposed them to police beatings, harassment and imprisonment.
In TOMORROW filmmaker and former ice-dancing champion Andrey Gryazev joins the activists to document the day-to-day activities of the group in preparation to some of their most provocative actions.
Directed, edited and produced by Gryazev on a shoestring budget, TOMORROW offers an insightful and unsettling glimpse into the workings and ideologies of this controversial group.
Nominated for Best Debut Film at the 2012 BFI London Film Festival.
“This low-fi, shot-on-the-run documentary was one of the dark horses of the Berlinale’s Forum selection… oddly stirring, gripping and thought-provoking” – Screen Daily
“A stunning portrait of Russian art-core collective Vojna and their take-no-prisoners approach to conceptual creativity.” – Filmlinc.com
“Proving that when it comes to art, materials may be expensive but chutzpah is free.” – Variety
Cracking the Frame
A monthly program featuring an international selection of critically acclaimed art related documentaries and artists’ films.
Cracking the Frame focuses on the creative intersection between art and film through experimental documentaries and cinematic portraits of the life and work of established contemporary artists, filmmakers, writers and global thinkers.
Each film is theatrically unreleased in The Netherlands and will be screened in English or with English subtitles.