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Unstable seasons - Florian Goralsky

short film 2019
  • director
    FLORIAN GORALSKY
  • distribution
    YAN SCHWOB
    FLORINE MARCHAL
    SAMUEL DURANTEL
  • cinematographer
    RAUL FERNANDEZ
  • assistant-directors
    PIERRE-EMMANUEL DELAHAYE
    THOMAS ESTOURNEL
  • trailer music
    RUTGER ZUYDERVELT (MACHINEFABRIEK)

One autumn morning, a group of teenagers cross a wood to a football field. In the boys' group, everyone wins their place through the competition. In this atmosphere, Martin lives something else. Pauline, her first love, announces the end of their story.


Official selections / Festivals / Screenings :
Sainte-Marie aux Mines - Avant-Première Ciné-vallée 2019
Strasbourg - Première Cinéma Star 2019

Entrelacs - Veronika Akopova

solo 2015
  • choreography and performance
    VERONIKA AKOPOVA
  • music
    ADRIAN KLUMPES
    ANDREI KARASYOV
  • video
    FLORIAN GORALSKY

The choreographic research in the piece Entrelacs aims for a physical translation of human existential experiences through the mechanics of knitting. From one stitch to another, the body follows a meandering course created by the yarn, knitting and unraveling itself, making knots, tending and releasing.

Stuttgart. 19. Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater
Gdansk. Gdansk Dance Festival
Stuttgart. Treffpunkt Rotebühlplatz
Heidelberg. HebelHalle, Kulturhaus UnterwegsTheater
Karlsruhe. Tanzfestival Kulturzentrum Tempel
Augsburg. Kulturhaus Abraxas
Lindau. Stadttheater
Regensburg. Regensburger Tanztage/Unitheater
Ulm. Stadttheater, Podium
Skopje - Dance Fest Skopje
Campo Grande/MS - Semana Pra Dança 2017
Salvador da Bahia - Vivadança Festival Internacional
Curitiba - Mostra Paranaense de Dança
Natal - Encontro de Dança Contemporânea
Paris - Rencontres chorégraphiques - Théâtre Douze
Paris - Festival Fait Maison

Catharsis - Veronika Akopova

film 2016
  • director, choreographer, dancer
    VERONIKA AKOPOVA

After a “delicate at 37°C” wash, a new born body tangled in fresh clothes slides out of a washing machine. Oscillating between “pure” and “dirty”, the new being goes through human existential experiences, ending up with a cathartic jubilation of life.

Awards:
Amsterdam - Cinedans Dance on Screen Festival 2017
Santiago du Chili - Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival 2017
Lisbonne - InShadow Lisbon Screendance Festival 2017

Official selections/Screenings: 
Hong Kong - Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2016
Bucarest - Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 2016
Macao - ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival 2016
Cagliari - Breaking 8 - International Dance Film Festival 2016
Bordeaux - Festival Coupé Court 2017
Athènes - Athens Video Dance Project 2017
Cracovie - Dance moments 2017 : Dance into the Light - Goethe-Institut
Einavegen - RIFF R.E.D International Film Festival 2017
Sfântu Gheorghe - CAMP 2017 (Contemporary Artistic Movement Platform)
Barcelone - Choreoscope 2017
Helsinki - Loikka 2018
Gdansk - In Out Festival 2018 Dance/Image

Flying bodies across the fields - Veronika Akopova

creation 2020
  • concept and choreography
    VERONIKA AKOPOVA
  • music
    ANDREI KARASYOV

Over the last few years the population of bees has declined considerably. No bees means no plants, no food, and therefore no humans. In order to save the planet the researchers have invented pollinator drones to replace the real bees. By ensuring plant reproduction, these pollinator drones would be responsible for the creational function, inherently reserved for living beings. What is the place of the human being in a world where drones take responsibility for the primary process of reproduction and creation?

 


Les baigneurs - Florian Goralsky

film 2019
  • director
    FLORIAN GORALSKY
  • distribution
    FANNY DE FONT-RÉAULX
    BENOIT MICHAUD



Rand() - Veronika Akopova & Florian Goralsky

video dance 2018
  • directors
    VERONIKA AKOPOVA
    FLORIAN GORALSKY
  • production
    VERONIKA CHERNYSHEVA
  • music
    ANDREI KARASYOV
  • choreography
    VERONIKA AKOPOVA
  • dancers
    JULIA BARANYUK
    EKATERINA BLINOVA
    MARIA ERMOKHINA
    LUBOV FILATOVA
    DARIA GLEBOVA
    ALEXANDER KHITYEV
    KARINA LYASHENKO
    ELIZAVETA NIKITINA
    EKATERINA POVOD
    VALERIIA SHCHERBATYKH
    VITA SLIZEN
    EVGENIIA TALETSKAYA

What is a hazard? Is it nothing more than a sequence of causes and effects forming an infinitely complex algorithm? “Rand()”, which signifies a programming function that generates pseudo-random results, immerses the viewer in a game with unpredictable results.

Awards:
Gdansk - In Out Festival 2019 Video/Performance (Honorary mention)


Official selections/Screenings:
Rennes - Ciné-corps Festival 2019, National Theatre of Brittany
Tehran - Seyr Festival 2019 (Tehran's International Festival of Screen-Movement and Media Arts)
Portland - Contact Dance Film Festival 2019

bok o bok - About us

Veronika Akopova is a dancer and emerging choreographer raised in Moscow and currently based in Paris. After having earned a degree in literature and linguistics, she completed her professional training at ACTS Ecole de danse contemporaine de Paris and got an Adami Scholarship at the Centre National de la Danse. Her performance experience includes projects with the Israeli C.a.t.a.m.o.n dance group and the French choreographer Sylvain Groud. Veronika started to make her own dance work with the solo “Entrelacs” (2015). As a finalist of the International Solo-Dance-Theater Festival in Stuttgart she performed her piece throughout Germany and Brazil, as well as in France, Poland and Macedonia. Her first short dance film “Catharsis” (2016) was screened at dance film festivals around the world and was awarded at Cinedans Dance on Screen Festival in Amsterdam, Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival in Santiago de Chile and InShadow Lisbon Screendance Festival. Her second piece “Flying bodies across the fields” (2018), in collaboration with Nora Le Guen and Nina Josse, was created with the support of Club Zak and was presented at the 10th Gdansk Dance Festival.

Florian Goralsky has been a director, editor and director of photography since 2010. In 2017 he directed "Winter garden", his first short film about intergenerational struggle and self-sacrifice. He simultaneously developed several advertising projects with the communication group Axxess Group, documentaries with the agency Zamak Productions, and participated in the creation of the Virtual Reality pole at neostory as a director, technical and artistic advisor. His artistic vision joins Veronika's one, both by its aesthetics and its body poetics. In 2015 he directed the introduction to her solo "Entrelacs", and in 2016 he worked on her short film "Catharsis" as a director of photography. In 2018 his two short films "Felix" and "A tender age" are being produced.