In a private apartment, somewhere in Russia, a young man is‘learning’ the English language. He clearly experiences difficulties pronouncing the absurd and grammatically incorrect phrases, which the invisible ‘teacher’ prompts to him. He suffers but doesn’t give up. As the awkwardness of the phrases takes over, and the sense gets lost, the situation becomes increasingly ambiguous. Associations with an official interrogation and ‘public’ confession arise; at the same time a lovers’ discourse is suggested
Cast: Sergey Budygin, Julia Shostak
Text: Saskia de Jong
Camera: Rob de Vree
Video, duration 6:57 min. fragment 1:29 min.