EUPHORIA OF RESISTANCE



The films in this program have one element in common: the characters offer violet resistance to the reality which tries to crush and subdue them. It might be the reality of war or of patriotic paranoia, the reality of a hideous crime or of a dysfunctional family. It intends to turn you into a slave, a nut in a huge system or a part of an obsolete tradition. It is up to you whether to resist or succumb to the pressure. 
 
Among heroes of resistance there are men and women. Many of them are related to the arts and this is one of the most powerful stimuli.  To make the resistance effective one needs fearlessness and stubbornness symbolized by a donkey. It is not by chance that the animal is a character in one of the main films in “Euphoria”.
 
Andrei Plakhov