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    Poster of the movie D'Est
    D'Est (1993)
    CountriesBelgium, France, Portugal
    Original lang.French
    Run time1h47m
    Directed byChantal Akerman
    Written byChantal Akerman
    CompanyIcarus FilmsIcarus FilmsIcarus Films


    Traveling and documenting "everything that touched her," from East Germany to Russia, immediately after the fall of the Soviet Bloc, Chantal Akerman paints a portrait of city streets, changing seasons, and the muffled footsteps of people traversing a landscape "no longer monolithically impersonal" (Francette Pacteau) -- a landscape taking its first melancholic breaths as it emerges from the rubble. Akerman keeps people nameless and music minimal, allowing spaces to come alive of their own accord, patiently and hauntingly forming a true cinematic dirge for the people, places, and stories of Eastern Europe.


    Natalia Chakhovskaia

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