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Film of the Week: The Train Stop

The train whizzes through the landscape as the passengers slumber. Immovable and vulnerable in their sleep, will they ever wake up or continue on indefinitely? Sergei Loznitsa's The Train Stop will be screened as part of the director's complete retrospective organized by IndieLisboa (January 13 - 16, 2011).

 

Film of the Week
January 10 - 16, 2011
The Train Stop


Organized January 13 - 16, 2011 by IndieLisboa, the Sergei Loznitsa retrospective begins with the screening of My Joy, the first fiction and the most recent film of the director. The rest of his 11 films (3 features and 8 short films), all documentaries, produced between 1996 and 2008, will be screened during the four days: Today We Are Going to Build a House (1996), Life, Autumn (1998), The Train Stop (2000), Settlement (2001), Portrait (2002), Landscape (2003), Factory (2004), Blockade (2005), Artel (2006), Northern Light (2008), Revue (2008).

For more details, please visit IndieLisboa's website.

 

The Train Stop

Director: Loznitsa Sergei
Production company: Studio Okno, RTR-TV

Полустанок , Russia, 2000, 25 min, 35 mm

Speeding trains slice through the silence of the small train stop. The whistle on the locomotive and the thunder of the wheels disappear into the night, but fail to wake up people at the station. People just continue to sleep. What do they wait for? What will wake them up?

 


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