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Fever is a bliss


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.