Love is Potatoes
LOVE IS POTATOES
Aliona van der Horst
After inheriting part of a small house outside Moscow, director Van der Horst embarks on a journey back into the secrets of her mother’s Russian past.
One day, Dutch filmmaker Aliona van der Horst was given her inheritance: six square metres, one sixth of a small, wooden house in the Russian countryside where her mother grew up. She then began a journey into the past, back into the childhood of her Russian mother and her five sisters, all of whom struggled with fear, famine and war in Stalin’s Russia, experiences that left them scarred to their very soul. The film is accompanied by the magical animation of acclaimed Italian artist Simone Massi.
78' / colour
Original title: LIEFDE IS AARDAPPEL
Prod: Zeppers Film - Frank van den Engel
Sc: Aliona van der Horst
D.O.P.: Aliona van der Horst
Completed: February 2017
Language: Dutch, Russian
Aliona van der Horst:
a.o. WATER CHILDREN (2011, doc), 15 ATTEMPTS ( 2013, short doc), BORIS RYZHY (2008, short doc) Awards: Silver Wolf IDFA, Jury Award ARTFIFA Montréal, Feature Doc Award Edinburgh FF,
VOICES OF BAM (2006, doc) Awards: a.o. Special Jury Award Tribeca FF, Jury Prize Vision du Réel; Special Mention Amnesty Award CPH Dox.
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