Don't Bury Me Without Ivan

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Don't Bury Me Without Ivan

Every now and then, Stepan Beresekov lapses into a lethargic sleep. Ivan Popov, an artist, is the only one who can tell if Stepan is dead or just sleeping.

Stepan Beresekov, lapses into a lethargic sleep, on waking up at his funeral, everyone in his village believes him to be a ghost. When Ivan Popov, son of the priest, who is heading on an ethnographic expedition distinguishes the truth. Stepan decides to go on the expedition with Ivan, his saviour, so as not to be buried alive.

Programmer's note: Based on a true story that happened in 1910 in Yakutia, Sakha territory. This is Lubov’s second film. A poetic film that captures an understanding of beauty and what would happen if you couldn’t stay awake to behold it.
Pauline Clague

Don’t Bury Me Without Ivan screens as part of Winda, First Nations programming.

NSW Premiere
when and where
date and time
WED, OCT 18, 2023
6:15 PM - 8:35 PM
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