Shokouk: A Cosmicomedy in Four Acts Shokouk: Une Cosmicomédie en Quatre Actes

Pejvak (Rouzbeh Akhbari and Felix Kalmenson)

2023, 17:00 minutes, colour, Kazakh, Russian, Uzbek, Chinese, and English, or with French subtitles

TAPECODE 2159.00

A transhistorical hybrid documentary that traces a polyphony of characters, sites and encounters related to infrastructures of space travel and cosmic imaginaries. Following a vertiginous narrative connecting various cosmic machinations from the 12th century Persianate world to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the present moment, the film weaves historical facts and archival fabulations, and questions our common perceptions of time and space.

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