Object 817

Object 817

26th TIDF: European Premiere
A poetic journey to the heart of the Ural, where the discovery of an alien creature uncovers a haunting secret. The filmmaker returns to the area where her grandmother lived – a region some 1700 miles east of Moscow and close to a strangely deserted city with few inhabitants but seven huge cemeteries, which, legend has it, inspired Andrei Tarkovsky to shoot Stalker. And then she discovers this is also the most monitored point on Earth from space by CIA satellites since the Cold War – and also the most (radioactively) polluted point on planet Earth. An extraordinary story that comes from afar allows us to meet what is made strange at a close distance.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: Olga Lucovnicova
Script: Olga Lucovnicova
Cinematography: Artur Sokolov, Olga Lucovnicova, Victor Zavyalov, Vadim Vorontzov
Editing: Olga Lucovnicova, Jan De Coster
Sound: Gedeon Depauw, Theo Meewis
Music: Matthias Dewilde
Production: While We’re Here
Producers: Annabel Verbeke, Frederik Nicolai
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Belgium
Production Year: 2024
Duration: 22'
Contact: While We’re Here

Olga Lucovnicova


2012 I Do Not Hate You, Death (short)
2019 It's Not the End (short)
2020 My Uncle Tudor (short)
2024 Object 817 (short)