Odd & carnivalesque. Yufit was a radical underground filmmaker whose films grew out of the anarchic desire to rebel & to have fun, which under extreme Soviet repression were one & the same. WO, his 1st film, is both pure play--he made it on the spur of the drunken moment--& commentary: the final image is symbolic of Soviet optimism, making the rest of the film a metaphor for the deadly hypocrisy of Soviet communism.
Lately my sympathy heads toward things with the blind attraction of snooker balls with magnetized core. I engraft myself with seeming easiness, inseparable and self-forgetting like a clamshell on a ship bottom, a limestone eye with severed nerves, or a dragonfly with ankh-shaped wings implanted on a stele. I let the thing journey me through absurd plights, I don’t ponder too much over the hybrid union suggestive of