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In Osteuropa 1-2/2018

Productive resistance
Filming with Svetlana Alexievich

Staffan Julén

Deutsche Fassung


After four years of work, the film Lyubov – Love in Russian is now complete. A small camera team accompanied Svetlana Alexievich while she was conducting interviews for her next book on the theme of love. Lyubov is not a conventional documentary film but an independent artistic treatment of the interview material. This open form may not fit into the film subsidy framework, but it is the appropriate cinematic response to Alexievich’s literary and human sincerity.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2018, pp. 223–230)