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A foreign woman living in the labyrinths of Petrograd faces the fact that she is not able to find a comprehension of the strange feeling created by her environment. The metaphysics of the town always makes her sense The Aftertaste of being - an aftertaste she tries to suppress with sweets and music.

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The film “Aftertaste” is inspired by the atmosphere in the city of Petrograd (St-Petersburg was called so between 1914-1924.)
A spiritual boom of those years and neglect to the limitation of physical world revealed the essence of the city’s culture.
When a stranger finds himself in the labyrinths of Petrograd he constantly senses inexplicable anxiety, as a presence on the thin verge with an unseeing reality.

In my films I research into possibilities of cinematography to imprint metaphysical aspects of every day life.




Copyright © 1999 Dodo Film production company, Beate Petersen

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Previous screenings

Norwegian Short Film Festival
18 Jun – 23 Jun | Grimstad, Norway
30 Jun – 6 Jul | Genova, Italy
FilmVideo: Mostra Internazionale del Cortometraggio | 2000
30 Jul – 6 Aug | Montecatini Terme, Italy
4 Aug – 10 Aug | Capalbio, Italy
16 Jun – 22 Jun | Saint Petersburg, Russia
Deboshir Film - Pure Dreams: International Independent Film Festival
5 Nov – 8 Nov | Saint Petersburg, Russia

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This film is a true visionary and sensitive peas of film art.
8 Sep 2008 | Anonymous

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12 (Korea, North)

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