A Joyous Season's Dream

A cinematic farewell to the bliss and carelessness of summertime.

A seasonal turn marks the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. In several former Soviet republics September 1 marks Knowledge Day, when a new school year commences; the longing for the idyllic and worriless summertime begins to take form, layered with an anticipation for the difficult days ahead. Using archival footage from the Net-Film project collection, we recreated the dreamy and nostalgic atmosphere of this joyous and transient season.