D'Est

D'Est

Director: Chantal Akerman

Cast: Chantal Akerman

     
 

This experimental documentary is a compendium of striking images of Eastern Europe and its citizens in transition, following the collapse of the so-called Cold War. Places as diverse as Baltic beaches, and Moscow's snow-covered streets vie for attention along with the citizens of these places as they wait in lines, march in military formation, or stand idle in the…  See more details below

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This experimental documentary is a compendium of striking images of Eastern Europe and its citizens in transition, following the collapse of the so-called Cold War. Places as diverse as Baltic beaches, and Moscow's snow-covered streets vie for attention along with the citizens of these places as they wait in lines, march in military formation, or stand idle in the waiting rooms of train stations. There is no narration, and no clear point (except the idea of transitions) is indicated by the beautifully chosen, enigmatic imagery. Indeed, there is not even much musical accompaniment. Fans of director Chantal Akerman's aggressively "non-commercial" work are likelier to find this film more appealing than the average viewer will.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
UPC:
0854565001107
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
NR
Source:
Icarus Films
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
35,211

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A 12-page booklet with Chantal Akerman's essay, On D'Est

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- From the East
1. Chapter 1 [9:32]
2. Chapter 2 [7:29]
3. Chapter 3 [10:09]
4. Chapter 4 [8:25]
5. Chapter 5 [8:59]
6. Chapter 6 [9:18]
7. Chapter 7 [14:23]
8. Chapter 8 [8:11]
9. Chapter 9 [9:46]
10. Chapter 10 [7:11]
11. Chapter 11 [5:15]
12. Chapter 12 [11:39]

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