THE PROSTITUTE er et sosialt drama som på en til tider veldig naiv, men også ganske så morsom måte, skildrer prostitusjon som en samfunnsutfordring. Tre kvinners historier er vevd sammen i et forsøk å vise publikum den «riktige» veien ut av uføret. Hovedkarakteren her er Nadesjda, som mister sin mann i en ulykke. Hun blir alenemor med to barn, og et av dem er alvorlig sykt. Under disse vanskelige omstendighetene velger hun å slå seg sammen med en usympatisk og skamløs slakter – som tvinger henne til å bli prostituert. THE PROSTITUTE er den aller første filmen produsert i Hviterussland.
Denne forestillinga er urpremieren for TIFFs eget årlige stumfilmkonsertprosjekt. Gjennom hele festivaluka jobber musikere fra Norge og Russland i studio, og komponerer ny musikk til dette spennende eksempelet på sovjetisk propaganda. Prosjektet er støttet av Barentskult.
NB. Billett til denne forestillingen kan kun kjøpes med vanlig betalingskort/kontanter, ikke TIFF verdikort. Pris 250,-
Jon-Eirik Boska (NO)
Electronica, percussion, Musical Director
Jon-Eirik Boska grew up by the mountains of Volda, and daily experiences pangs of nostalgia when encountering hints of nature in his new urban home in Berlin. He studied the performing arts in the cultural city of Tromsø, where techno has found an unlikely home north of the Arctic Circle. He is an electronic music producer with his own project Boska and has made commissioned pieces such as “Krom” with Njål Paulsberg for the Ekko Festival, and music for NAIL IN THE BOOT for the Tromsø International Film Festival in 2013.
Anna Spiridonova (RU)
Violin, bass-guitar, vocals
Anna Spiridonova was born in Arkhangelsk and studied music at the Petrozavodsk State Conservatory. Today she plays the violin in the Arkhangelsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. As a singer, Anna likes to explore new horizons and styles and, both classical and pop. In 2017, she took part in the "Bass Maniacs Party" festival where she made her debut as a bass-guitar player. Anna also collaborates with Arkhangelsk street musicians, attracting interest to her art from a wider public audience.
Elina Waage Mikalsen (NO)
Her Norwegian and Sami identity is at the center of Elina Waage Mikalsen’s work as a musician. She explores issues of identity, exclusion and alienation seen as part of the larger structures of society, looking to broaden our ideas about what being human today, and in the future should be like. In 2015 Elina was the Young Artist of the Year at the Riddu Riđđu indigenous culture festival. She is currently involved in three musical projects, Golbma Jiena, Blood Forest Family and Juicy Máihlái.
Evelina Petrova (RU)
Evelina Petrova was born in an industrial city close to St. Petersburg. She graduated from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in 2002. Later she attended a master program at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. Evelina mixes Russian folk music, classical music an avant-garde improvisation in her playing. She has performed live in France, Canada, Belgium, Slovenia, Finland and Norway, as a solo artist and as part of different collaborations. Although she performs sitting down, her stage appearance is like a dance. She swings and sways and the accordion hops and leaps in her hands – almost like in a shamanistic ritual.