a documentary about the realities of techno DJing
A feature-length documentary, Kvadrat explores the realities of techno DJing, using the example of the leading Russian DJ Andrey PUSHKAREV. Filmed as a hybrid between a road-movie and a music video, the film not only illustrates the festive atmosphere of techno night clubs, but also reveals the lesser known side of the DJ profession: weeks of track selection, lengthy travel and a difficult schedule. The film highlights the discrepancy between the stereotypical image of a musician and the sober reality, suggests to think a little deeper, to find out whether the artist is happy, to ponder, what is most important for him and his audience? Shot in Switzerland, France, Hungary, Romania and Russia, the film omits the typical documentary elements: no interviews, no explanatory voice-over, no facts, no figures. The visuals and the techno music replace them, leaving the detailed interpretation to the viewer.
an in-depth documentary about the gear used to film Kvadrat
Anatoly IVANOV is a Franco-Russian film director, motion and still photographer, art director, web and print designer, writer and journalist. Works since 1997. Born in 1980 near CERN, at the border between France and Switzerland. Lived for 15 years in Moscow. Now based in Paris and Geneva. Kvadrat is IVANOV’s cinema debut.
Andrey PUSHKAREV is a Russian techno DJ performing worldwide. He is popular with his audience for his signature deep melodic sound and is notable for using vinyl records from his large ‘library’ that he has been adding to for more than 15 years. Originally from a small town in the Ural region, his is now based in Moscow.