LIKE IN OLD GLORIOUS TIMES

Finland 2009 – Director: Johannes Östergård & Kaspar Kaven – Original language: English – Subtitles: German

Andre Solomko, a Russian expat living in Finland, is passionately resisting the creeping digitalisation of the world. This is not an easy task, especially for him, as he is a musician, studio owner and record producer. Yet he is totally in his element when he retreats into his small, purely analogue studio deep in the forest for a recording session with his young band members, joined by the pixie-esque singer Antonia. With strong visual impact and a love of detail LIKE IN OLD GLORIOUS TIMES tells of a modern Don Quixote and his comrades-in-arms in a seemingly futile battle against bits and bytes.

German title: Like in Old Glorious Times. Writer: Johannes Östergård. Camera: Kaspar Kaven. Sound: Johannes Östergård, Irene Poutanen, Matti Näränen. Editing: Johannes Östergård. Music: Vinyl Jam, Andre Solomko. Production: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München. Producer: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München. Length: 45 min.