Short film by Marina Kazakova “THE SMELL OF THE SUN” (October, 2017)
The action of the film takes place within one human memory. For already many years the protagonist have been living in his memories of failed love, Each time the protagonist inhales the smell of the sun, he moves in time and space, reviving the mornings of happiness and then their disappearance. The surrounding circumstances, abstract thoughts, poems, nature shine through his nostalgie. Some memories merge with lyrical digressions to such extent that the spectator begins to doubt what is happening with the protagonist, did this love of his exist or was it created by his imagination ?
What helps the protagonist to digest the pain of his loss is the literature of a French writer Francoise Sagan. Through her thoughts and feelings the hero acquires a long-awaited serenity, naked happiness …
DIRECTOR (name and biography):
Marina Kazakova is a Russian-Belgian writer/filmmaker. She has an MA in PR and Transmedia. In 2010 she continued her postgraduate art-based research work “How to film poetry” at Sint Lukas University Brussels. She currently lives, writes and films in Tongeren, Belgium.
Her literature and film works deal to a large degree with confrontation with the past and explore the challenges posed both by memory and grief.
The debut film of Marina “Tishe…Piano…” was a shortlisted participant of VAF Wildcard section of Kortfilmfestival Leuven 2013.
The second short film ‘To My Two Fs: France and Francoise’ won the ‘BEST NARRATIVE SHORT’ Award at the ‘International Film Festival behalf Savva Morozov’ in Moscow in September 2015.