The 3 rooms of melancholia

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  • Creator Millennium Film, Baabeli Productions in association with Lisbet Gabrielsson Film & Magic Hour Films ; Kristina Pervilä presents ; a film by Pirjo Honkasalo ; director & cinematographer, Pirjo Honkasalo ; producer, Kristina Pervilä
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Brooklyn, N.Y.] : [Distributed by] Icarus Films, 2005. copyright c2005.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 streaming video file (1 hr., 46 min.) : digital, sound, color with b&w sequences
  • OCLC ocn872415265
  • Credits
    • Voice-over, Pirkko Saisio
    • Editors, Niels Pagh Andersen, Pirjo Honkasalo ; composer & conductor, Sanna Salmenkallio


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  • Reveals the psychological devastation the Chechen conflict has inflicted on children. Focuses on three rooms: a military academy near St. Petersburg; Crozny, Chechnya where families struggle to survive in barely habitable buildings; and, the nearby republic of Ingushetia where refugee camps are set up. Using minimal dialogue and evocative music, the film depicts the emotional state of children affected by war.


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  • Originally produced by: Millennium Film, Baabeli Productions, Lisbet Gabrielsson Film, Magic Hour Films, c2004.
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • In Russian and Chechen with English subtitles.
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