“In 1943 a cosmic ray research station was set up on the top of Mount Aragaz in Armenia. During the 1980s the team of scientists here embarked upon an ambitious research project which, due to the collapse of the Soviet Union, was never completed. Today the vast and considerably run-down complex located at an altitude of 3,500 metres is home to only six people, including two women who clean and cook for the group. This intimate and sensitive film uses long shots and masterful compositions to capture the total isolation of this surviving relic of the Soviet space programme.”

This documentary is just amazing, strange and poetic. Too bad we can’t find an english subtitled version even if the dialogue is kinda minimal..Original Arte diffusion available on Youtube. Directed by Bettina Timm. -KoolFunc’88


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