Filmmaker Alexey Kurbatov first heard the song “Young Waves” by now defunct Siberian group Curd Lake in 2011. “I was sure that someone would make a music video for it, which would be personal and innocent,” says Alexey. “But nobody did and after three years, my friend Sasha Pavlov and I decided to shoot such a video ourselves.”
The piece combines a romantic and nostalgia-infused vision of Crimea as tourists’ paradise with disturbing signs of the modern post-Soviet reality. The result is a meditative yet conflicting impression, shot on 8mm Kodak film.