Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Crimea - The Emperor's Dream
Short Documentary Film, AT 2016, Farbe, 15 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2016

Director, Camera, Editor: Daniel Dlouhy
Script: Sofya Tatarinova
Music: Leonid Utyosov
Sounddesign: Bertram Walser
Producers: Sofya Tatarinova
Production: Tante Gert Medien


A man sits in Crimea and dreams of Soviet greatness. Vociferous and amused by his own powerful patter, he laughs out loud, relating his hetero- normative, nationalist-imperialist world picture. Interwoven into this view of the world are images of Crimea: beaches, amusement parks, shopping centers, paved parking spaces — consumer misery. The Emperor’s Dream: An ambivalent absurdity.

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