The film series NA GRANE (the border, the limit) – by Eléonore de Montesquiou – deals with on a very personal and poetic manner the being in between times and spaces, between Europe (Estonia) and Russia, between the small towns of Narva and Ivangorod, with the working situation of the inhabitants of the border region, at the very edge of Europe, with the changes perceived by people who were in their twenties during Perestroika and lost their jobs now as well as by young people who were children at the time but had some sense of the changes occurring. NA GRANE gives in vivid and sensitive interviews an insight in the daily live of Estonians working in Russia and Russians working in Estonia without learning the language of their employers.
Eléonore de Montesquiou presents from her series NA GRANE:
MOST, 2009, 8:00 min
KALAMEES, 2009, 28:00 min
KREENHOLM, 2009, 30:00 min, first release
Eléonore de Montesquiou (1970, Paris, France) is a Franco-Estonian artist. Her work revolves around the articulation between private and official histories, personal and national identities. It tackles the intricacies and ambiguities of living in the margins. Eléonore tapes testimonies, creating prosthetic memories of repressed histories. In her documentary-informed works, her camera becomes the voice of these voiceless people. – Thibaut de Ruyter
Eléonore de Montesquiou web site: www.eleonoredemontesquiou.blogspot.de