A child playfully and eagerly explores everything around them. Moreover, the main thing is to hunt for those childlike, divine, irrational things that came to be in their lives. Dixie Land is so cute for having such a diverse composition. Roman, Polina, and Nikita play American tunes in a post-Soviet landscape, practicing their craft with tenacity and enthusiasm. With profound delight in the details of daily life and smart and subtle sense of humor, this film skillfully handles the offbeat with a light touch. True to form, the pedagogical story is complete with elderly music teacher who is both crotchety and beloved. It also includes unexpected moments of real magic and wonder, not just in the music but also in family life and the sophisticated yet childlike curiosity about everything. Our world might be strange, but it can indeed be lovely, especially when revealed in a film as sweet and gentle as this one. A child perceives the world differently. It seems that time does not exist. “I wanted to see the world through their eyes and focus primarily on what children pay attention to in this world. After the events that had happened to them in these two years of filming, we realized that the story had become different – we can see how their attitude to the world changed when they had to take responsibility and change in order to act accordingly” – says Bondarchuk. After all, Dixie Land is a film about the purpose in life, which you should define for yourself.
20 October MKC Kino Frosina, 12:00