A long feature documentary film by Olga Darfy
In 1991, I was 20 years old. While the Soviet Union collapsed, I fled to the sound of techno music at the Gagarin Party organized at the Cosmos Pavilion. A few years earlier, I visited this place praising the merits of the Soviet economy. “I will never be able to live any other way,” I told Vanya, one of the organizers of this rave party. In 1998, Vanya disappeared without leaving a trace. In his search, I reconstruct this dizzying epoch from testimonies, archives and memories. Where is Vanya? Where did that time fly away, that of our youth?
Olga Darfy graduated from VGIK in 2000, she was noticed for Labyrinth, her student film which received many prizes in festivals. Olga Darfy now lives in Moscow where she makes documentaries and fictions, and works as a director in Theatre Doc, one of Moscow’s independent stages.
She directed Waiting for Vano, a self-produced documentary-essay dealing with the issue of war between Russia and Georgia ; Vladimir Vyssotski 205 days, a 72 minutes documentary, RTR Channel, in 2005 and Kaleidoscope, a 90 minutes fiction, RWS, in 2008. She is also an actress.