At the Eagle's
Цlумихъ I Tsumikh (Avar language)
a film by Taus Makhacheva
hybrid, experimental / Russian Federation, United Arab Emirates / 50 minutes / 2023
Цlумихъ (Tsumikh) — a plateau in Dagestan — is turned into a stage set that collapses public memorialisation with personal memory of Makhacheva’s late grandfather, a prominent Soviet poet. Among other questions the film asks, who can claim a memory?
A film by Taus Makhacheva
Director : Taus Makhacheva
Co-director: Alexandra Pustynnova
Written by : Taus Makhacheva, Alexandra Pustynnova, Marina Chashnik
Producer : Marina Chashnik, Taus Makhacheva
Line producer: Kristina Cherniavskaia
Screenplay : Taus Makhacheva, Alexandra Pustynnova, Zakir Magomedov, Natalya Leontieva
Cinematography : Veronika Solovyova
Sound : Alexander Khokhlov
Editing : Tanya Vetrova, Alexandra Pustynnova, Vadim Elichev
Production Design : Fedor Krotkov, Maria Plavinskaya, Sasha Kovaleva
Costume design : Panika Derevya
Featuring : Anna Abalikhina / Aishat Patakhova / Shamil Akhmed / Taus Makhacheva / Nurmagomed Nurmagomedov / Ibragim Murtazaliev
Sharjah Art Foundation Production Grant
Taus Makhacheva (b.1983 Moscow) creates works that explore the restless connections between historical narratives and fictions of cultural authenticity. Makhacheva holds a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths (2007) and has an MFA from the Royal College of Art (2013).
Selected exhibitions include the Biennial of Difficult Heritage (2021), the Yokohama Triennale (2020), Lahore Biennale (2020), Kaunas Biennial (2019), Lyon Biennale (2019), RIBOCA (2018), Liverpool Biennial (2018), Manifesta (2018), Yinchuan Biennale (2018), Venice Biennale (2017), Garage Triennial (2017), Shanghai Biennale (2016), Kyiv Biennial (2015), Sharjah Biennial (2013) and the Moscow Biennale (2011).
International festivals & screenings
World premiere : Berlinale Forum Expanded, DE - February 2023