The Elves’ Tower

Wieża elfów

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  • Duration: 58'
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 2020

People who end in the psychiatric hospital try to get out of there as soon as possible and never return. Sergei not only stayed there but created a theatre stage. His actors are mainly the patients, both adults and children, as well as Sergei’s own kids. There’s no split into separate groups. Together they’re working on putting on a play “The Elves’ Tower”, written by one the patients. The play tells the story of an elf who enters the cruel and greedy world of human beings: a city, the inhabitants of which care only for themselves and their own survival. The elf wants to grant them wings to escape from the daily struggles but is only met with doubt and mockery. Only a handicapped girl puts her trust in him and soars through the skies above the city and its problems. The girls are trustful just like Sergei, who looks at the people in the hospital not as mentally ill patients but as unique human beings. He sees them as “Man-elves”, tries to break them out of the cage of prejudice and return them to the world. He still strongly believes that the art’s purpose is to make the world a better place.


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