The village detective A song cycle

Hypnotic Pictures (Firm)

DVD - 2021

During the summer of 2016, a fishing boat off the shores of Iceland made a most curious catch: four reels of 35mm film, seemingly of Soviet provenance. Unlike the film find explored in Bill Morrison's Dawson City: Frozen Time, it turned out this discovery wasn't a lost work of major importance, but an incomplete print of a popular comedy starring beloved Russian actor Mihail Žarov. Does that mean it has no value? Morrison thought not. To him, the heavily water-damaged print, and the w...ay it surfaced, could be seen as a fitting reflection on the life of {142}arov, who loved this role so much that he even co-directed a sequel to it. In The Village Detective: a song cycle Morrison uses the story as a jumping off point for his latest meditation on cinema's past, offering a journey into Soviet history and film accompanied by a gorgeous score by Pulitzer and Grammy-winning composer David Lang.

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Subjects
Genres
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
[New York] : Kino Lorber [2021]
Language
English
Russian
Item Description
Originally released as a documentary film in 2021.
Wide screen.
Bonus features: three short films by Bill Morrison: Buried news (2021, 12 min.), Let me come in (2021, 11 min.) and Sunken Films (2020, 11 min.); trailer.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD, wide screen.
Production Credits
Editor, Bill Morrison ; music, David Lang.
Corporate Author
Hypnotic Pictures (Firm) (presenter)
Other Authors
Bill Morrison, 1965 November 17- (film director), Maria Vinogradova (film producer), Madeleine Molyneaux, 1962-