BY ALEXANDRU SOLOMON
DIRECTOR: ALEXANDRU SOLOMON
PRODUCTION CO.: HI FILM PRODUCTIONS (ROMANIA), SEPPIA (FRANCE)
PRODUCER : ADA SOLOMON, CEDRIC BONIN, PASCALINE GEOFFROY
ROMANIA, FRANCE, 2017
SHOT ON ARRI AMIRA WITH ZEISS CZ.2 LENSES
Suhum is the capital of Abkhazia, a small unrecognized republic on the Oriental Black Sea shore. On a hill above the city lies the park of a medical monkey research institute set up by the Soviets in the 1920s.
Legend says it was set up to create a hybrid between man and monkey. The creature has never been conceived,
just as neither the New Man of Communism has ever been born.
Today, humans and monkeys are trapped in a war-torn territory
and decades of cruelty,
being both victims of unsuccessful series of experiments.
KARLOVY Vary International Film Festival / Documentary Films - Competition / 2017 / Check Republic
TIFF International Film Festival / Romania Film Days / 2017 / Romania
Ceau, Cinema! Timisoara / 2017 / Romania
Astra IFF Sibiu / 2017 / Romania
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival Sarajevo / 2017 / Bosnia and Herzegovina
In Science Film Festival Nijmegen / 2017 / Holland
Stockholm Film Festival / 2017 / Sweden
Cork Film Festival / 2017 / Ireland
Verzio International Human Rights FF Budapest / 2017 / Hungary
ArtDocFest Moscow / 2017 / Russia