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Vladimir Sorokin

March 30, 2011

A local spotlight on the young documentary filmmaker

  • Text by Ann Volkova

Vladimir Sorokin, twenty two-year-old documentary filmmaker glorifying the youth’s despair, tells Satellite Voices about his creative experience and inspiration.

Satellite Voices: What makes you smile?
Vladimir Sorokin:
 Naive and foolish things make me smile. Films with Bill Murray too.

SV: What was the first thing you ever made?
Vladimir Sorokin:
 My first thing is buried in the forest close to Saint Petersburg. Nobody had seen it. It was my first cinematic opus called "Eros and Tanatos", inspired by Dziga Vertov and montage theory of Eisenstein. Now I feel a little ashamed for this film, but I think it's rather good.

SV: What’s your dream project?
Vladimir Sorokin:
 Maybe remake of Jean Cocteau "Orpheus", I don't know. Truthfully, I dream to find the crew with operators, artists, actors and others who will take pleasure of being together, get orgasmic joy of making a new product with the whole company.

SV: What do you wish you had created?
Vladimir Sorokin:
I wish I could draw self-portraits with the classic oil on canvas method. Then, to write a screenplay about the sad guy who eats rice. And help Paul Thomas Anderson to get out of a financial crisis.

SV: Who’s work / art / music would you recommend on checking out?
Vladimir Sorokin:
 Jack Kerouak, Velvet Underground, Pre-Raphaelites brotherhood.

SV: How do you describe your work?
Vladimir Sorokin:
It's often difficulte to understand, but it efforts to be sincere.

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