Zvizdal (Chernobyl – so far so close)

Antwerpen, Belgium

Dutch premiere


BERLIN | Zvizdal (Chernobyl – so far so close)

Ageing in self-chosen solitude

After the nuclear reactor disaster, the region surrounding Chernobyl became a ghost area. The inhabitants were evacuated and entire towns and villages were deserted. One couple, Pétro and Nadia, were the only ones who refused to leave, remaining behind on their own. In the past few years, the Antwerp collective BERLIN visited the couple twice a year to speak with them and film their life. This led to a touching portrait of ageing in self-chosen solitude. Together, but without utilities such as water, electricity and a phone line. BERLIN creates interdisciplinary art installations in which film has an important role to play. BERLIN performed previously at Noorderzon with their cinematic shows Perhaps All the Dragons (2014) and Land’s End (2012).

Trailer | BERLIN | Zvizdal


With | Nadia and Pétro Opanassovitch Lubenoc
Concept | Bart Baele, Yves Degryse and Cathy Blisson
Scenography | Manu Siebens, Ina Peeters, BERLIN
Interviews | Yves Degryse and Cathy Blisson
Camera and editing | Bart Baele and Geert De Vleesschauwer
Sound | Toon Meuris, Bas de Caluwé, Manu Siebens and Karel Verstreken
Interpreter | Olga Mitronina
Soundtrack and mix | Peter Van Laerhoven

Coproduction | Het Zuidelijk Toneel (Tilburg, Netherlands), PACT Zollverein (Essen, Germany), Dublin Theatre Festival (Dublin, Ireland), LE CENTQUATRE (Paris, France), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels, Belgium), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen, Norway), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Theaterfestival Boulevard (Den Bosch, Netherlands)
In collaboration with deSingel (Antwerp, Belgium)

With the support of | the Flemish Community
This project is an NXTSTP coproduction supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union





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