DAU Natasha

DAU Natasha

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Berlinale

BERLINALE 2020: DAU.NATASHA BY ILYA KHRZHANOVSKIY AND JEKATERINA OERTEL

By Mónica Delgado

Due to its extensive and polemic process of production, Ilya Khrzhanovsky and Jekaterina Oertel’s DAU. Natasha is a work whose value resides in how to detect the frontiers of fiction, to hunt those moments where the true catharsis of the real comes to float. At least, in my case, it was an uncomfortable exercise, since the non-professional actors and actresses let us see in several situations the way they assaulted with agency some scenes in a free way, in their own way, but submitted nevertheless to certain specific rules for the shooting. The filmmaker’s yoke, contained and destroyed, inside the fictional limits, to achieve moments of sudden commotion. 

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