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​​A sprawling meditation on the choreography of bodies in Moscow’s urban landscape, Detours depicts a new way of dealing illicit drugs via the darknet, the layering of the physical and the virtual realities, as well as a poetics, and politics, of space. Taking place in sleepy neighborhoods, among the concrete walls of high-rises, behind garages and amidst abandoned railroads, the film alternately follows and loses track of Denis, the treasure man who hides stashes of drugs all over the city.

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Direction: Ekaterina Selenkina
Script: Ekaterina Selenkina
Cinematography: Alexey Kurbatov
Editing: Luis Gutiérrez Arias, Ekaterina Selenkina
Sound: Andrey Dergachev
Actors: Denis Urvantsev
Producers: Vladimir Nadein, Ekaterina Selenkina
Co-production: Dutch Mountain Film
Co-producers: Rogier Kramer
Costumes: Anna Braude
Production Design: Darya Litvinova
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Russia, The Netherlands
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 73'
Contact: Vladimir Nadein

Ekaterina Selenkina

Ekaterina Selenkina is a filmmaker, artist, and curator born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1992. Her work received the Bright Future Award of the Hubert Bals Fund of International Film Festival Rotterdam, Eurimages Lab Project Award at Les Arcs Film Festival. Together with Zaina Bseiso, Luis Gutiérrez Arias and Joie Estrella Horwitz, she is a member of the film collective called Bahía Colectiva. In 2020 she co-curated the educational program in experimental filmmaking called Extracurricular Practices for Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, where she also worked as an educator. She received her MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts and studied at Moscow School of New Cinema. She is currently based in Moscow.


2017 Storge (short)
2019 Fossil Falls (co-direction, short)
2021 Detours