Syndromes Of Mimicry
What could possibly link a village nightclub where a musician mindlessly recites popular Western melodies, a mute black man delivering flowers in a Hussar uniform, and a yoga class attracting people in search of religious identity? For the director Anastasija, those are the syndromes of mimicry – the imitation of the Western concepts that occurred in Lithuania after regaining its independence. In the series of short sketches, the film-satire presents various attempts in the identity search in social, political and cultural field in the post-soviet Lithuania.
Stella van Voorst van Beest
Ronnie van der Veer
Dainius Juzva, Darius Saženis, Toye Samson Abiodun, Rimas Morkūnas, Laima Užurkaitė, Denis Senin, Aleksandras Aniukštis, Eugenija Stakėnienė
Anastasija Piroženko (b. 1988) is an audio-visual artist and filmmaker currently based in Amsterdam. Her practice spans documentary filmmaking and fiction, video installations, and photography. Her films have been screened at several international film festivals, including Visions du Reel International Film Festival (2017), Montreal International Documentary Film Festival (2017), Vilnius International Film Festival (2013) and etc.
Temporarily / Laikinai (2011, short documentary)
God’s Eaters / Dievo valgytojai (2013, short documentary)
24 (2015, short experimental)
Syndromes of Mimicry / Mimikrija ir jos sindromai (2017, short experimental fiction)