›Petersburg Places and Paintings‹
directed by Ben van Lieshout,
Netherlands 2004

In 2004, Dutch documentary director Ben van Lieshout made
an extensive film portrait of Tatyana Yassievich and her work
in St. Petersburg, Amsterdam and Berlin. The film follows her
as she travels between the cities, between the past and future,
in a ceaseless effort to register what remains of Soviet
esthetics in the public space, before it disappears entirely.
The film takes viewers into public spaces still pervaded by the
history of the Soviet era. They combine with Yassievich’s personal
memories to create a tangible experience of the drastic,
ongoing changes set in motion by the recent collapse of the
Soviet Union.

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