Grandpa is Going to India, 2012 short movie, 19:41, DV In his short film Grandpa is leaving for India the author shows the preparations of an elderly man to leave, emphasizing the way he interacts with his home which seems to have become empty even prior to his departure. Long takes and pauses evoke the feeling of gradually falling silence. The only obstacle has been left behind, but will never be overcome. It fills the space with sound, but then falls behind, incapable of stopping the preparations. Grandpa’s home will remain empty and forlorn, but nevertheless any journey always leads to motion. Therefore, the silence fills his home not with sadness, but rather with concentration and the expectations of inner transformation. It is this transformation that will allow to hear the silence not as the absence of sound, but as the infinite echo of life and action.
The movie took part: - “OFFSIDE” programme of the international film festival 2morrow / Moscow, Russia - online film festival “Shorter”, Russia / www.snob.ru