SKIN IN THE CROSSWINDS
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The filmmaker’s grandfather recounts fleeing German-occupied Kyiv just before the massacres at Babyn Yar, while his father tells of his return to Kyiv for the first time since emigrating to the US. In the backdrop, the Soviet translation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is woven through images of the Mississippi River today. The film jumps through time, but the rhythm of an accordion keeps the pace.
About the director
Artist and filmmaker Andrew Rubin (USA) studied at Bard College Milton Avery Graduate school of the Arts and graduated in 2022. Rubin works with film and video installation. SKIN IN THE CROSSWINDS (2023), selected for IFFR 2023, tells a story across three generations of the Rubin family.