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22 May 2020

You're Born

by Andrew MacGregor

AIGEL: “You're Born” - 3 mins 24s

The Fountain of Youth receives an ice-cold makeover in this promo for Russian beatmakers AIGEL. Shot by Latvian director Andzej Gavriss, the film depicts a middle-aged statesman who travels deep into the frozen wilderness in order to defy both nature and political term limits. At least he’s got the Russian Orthodox Chruch’s approval.

What follows is the stuff of liberal Russians’ nightmares, as this bastardisation of Epiphany restores his youth for the seemingly umpteenth time. Whether Vladimir Putin has started research on his own Lazarus Pit remains to be seen, but Gavriss's portrayal of corruption at the highest level is both dramatic and, well, chilling.

Cinematographer: Andrey Nikolaev
Production Designer: Julija Fricson-Gavriss
Colourist: Matt Osborne @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ

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