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Illusia: Short Film Screening


Fri 3 Feb 2017, 7:00pm–9:30pm

Where: The Exchange XCHC, 376 Wilsons Rd, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: XCHC

Hosted by Ramona Gastl

Illusia Short Film Screening and Q&A with Ramona Gastl.

How are loneliness and freedom connected to each other?

Is the main question of the film Illusia about a puppet maker from Siberia. I take you on an unforgettable journey!

The most delicious food is available with the XCHC cafe created by the incredible Chef Aliesha.

But feel free to give a donation/koha at the door!
That makes the long film Illusia possible and that I can screen the film around the world. I'm grateful for your coming!

About Illusia:
Everybody in Tomsk knows his name: Vladimir Zakharov.
Zakharov, 60, is the puppet maker. Since twelve years he charms the people from Siberia with his spectacles. 1991 he came from Uzbekistan to Tomsk to achieve his childhood dream. Back then he wanted to build robots. Today he is an engineer, cyberneticist, actor, Regisseur, and all the things that surround himself he builds on his own. His house, his repair shop, his theatre and his terrace. Most of the time Zakharov is lonely. At the same time, this loneliness means freedom to him. When he is playing theatre with his puppets, he expresses his burning desires.

About me:
I’m Ramona Gastl, Photographer and Filmmaker from Germany.
With Illusia (short film) I travel around the world and organise film screenings. Illusia will become a long film till 2020. Already you can be part of the process and help me to answer the question "How are loneliness and freedom connected to each other?"

I’m looking forward to meeting you at the 3rd of February! See you at Exchange.


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