1. Review by Eric Stashak

    Director Tatyana Zvanskaya’s film “Dreams of Nature” is a crisp and beautifully rendered version of Plato’s famous Allegory of the Cave, set to the music of the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros, purveyors of the finest spacey-dream-music imaginable. In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, a man spends his whole life chained to a rock in a cave, and seeing shadows of real things projected onto the wall, mistakes those shadows for real things, until he steps outside and sees the true nature of things in the sun of wisdom. A familiarity of the Allegory is crucial for understanding the video: the dazzlingly gorgeous Albino actress Anastasia Zhidkova spends the build-up to the song among pinecones, scattered books, and bits of trees, and only when the song is reaching its climax does she run outside to the world of real objects. This world is bright and hazy, due in part to the overwhelming nature of things seen in sun after only seeing them indoors. Zvanskaya’s film takes a moving idea and makes it gorgeous in solid blues and icy greys.


    Sigur Rós 'Valtari' Mystery Film Experiment: Ég anda by Tatyana Zvanskaya
    Producer: Victor Ermakov
    Director: Tatyana Zvanskaya
    First Assistant Director: Valeria Sosnovshchenko
    Director of Photography: Aleksandr Kotenko
    Editor & Colorist: Tatyana Zvanskaya
    CG artist: Igor Isaev
    Cast: Anastasia Zhidkova, Yana Tarabanko
    Location: MONOLOG studio

    Special thanks to Aleksandr Tsyganok, Sergey Kosyakov, Ivan Stepanov, Mary Kuzmenkova and Katya Fedotova.

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  2. Directing, Camera, Editing and Grading: Tatyana Zvanskaya

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