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Dilapidated Russian concrete-panel apartment blocks serve as a remembrance of the unkept future promises of the Soviet Union, in this dialectic film about the relationship between architecture and society.
It is inextricably linked to the history of the Soviet Union: the megalomaniac concrete-panel houses that appeared in the 1960s. At the time, these Soviet apartment blocks represented great progress. By now, the dilapidated buildings reflect an evaporated paradigm of the Soviet Union. Using a special photographic technique, director Pim Zwier evocatively separates past, present and future of this architecture, which can still serve as a symbol of the current situation in Russia.


Executive producer
Sound editing
Postproduction company
Production company
Pim Zwier
Distributor NL
Eye Filmmuseum
Postproduction company
Loods Lux & Lumen

Title: 3rd Builders' Street
Year: 2018
Duration : 14 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2018


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