The Fourth Dimension: where fawns are the miscreants of nature, time travel only applies to ants, and velvet is evil. Channeling the spirit of Tristan Tzara in his manifesto to deliver magic and other things, Eddy Moretti—aka the General of this cinematic synecdoche, and in other dimensions known as one of the masterminds behind Vice magazine—deploys a troika of strange and talented-as-hell directors to carry out his orders to form a more perfect union of space and time.
The journey begins with Harmony Korine's new age brainchild "The Lotus Community Workshop," starring Val Kilmer as "Val Kilmer." Alexey Fedorchenko comes next with "Chronoeye," the story of a Russian time traveler whose expectations for seeing the past stifle his ability to live in the present. Fittingly, we end with the quasi-apocalyptic and ominously allegorical "Fawns," directed by Polish newcomer Jan Kwiecinski. All three directors transcend convention by challenging themselves and audiences to find something new in cinema. Together, the triptych of pieces crash but don't clash in a fashion that would make both Einstein and Eisenstein beam.
Length: 106 minutes
Language: English, Polish, Russian
USA, Poland, Russia
Premiere: New York
Director: Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko, Jan Kwiecinski
Screenwriter: Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko, Jan Kwiecinski, Oleg Loevsky, Yaroslava Pulinovich
Producer: Priya Swaminathan, Matt Elek, Michael Derkits, Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Michal Kwiecinski
Editor: Leo Scott, Roman Vazhenin, Tymek Wiskirski Psm
Associate Producer: Gaetan Rosseau, Dmitry Saltykovsky
Director of Photography: Kamil Plocki, Christopher Blauvelt, Shandor Berkeshi
Production Designer: Stanislav Kruppa, Artyom Khabibulin, Elliot Hostetter, Anna Wunderlich
Executive Producer: Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith, Thomas Kamphuis, Ronald Van Amergoen, Dmitry Vorobyev, Agnes B.
Composer: Val Kilmer, Nick Zinner
Primary Cast: Val Kilmer, Igor Sergeev, Darya Ekamasova, Tomasz Tyndyk
Alexey Fedorchenko studied screenwriting at the Russian Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). His features include Fist on the Moon, The Railway, and the FIPRESCI winner Silent Souls. Harmony Korine became film's youngest screenwriter at 19 with 1995's Kids and went on to make the features Gummo, Mister Lonely, and Trash Humpers. Jan Kwiecinski won awards across Poland for his first short, The Incident, and plans to shoot his first feature narrative in 2012.