"Ballerina Diaries" is a film about the complexities of sports, when any of your actions somehow become visible and public, and there is almost no personal space left. There is a lot of external brilliance here - crystal chandeliers, fireworks, welding sparks, but all this only overlaps with the main essence - constant work, including internal work, for the sake of a drop of applause when you go on stage or competitions. Multi-exposure here is a way to convey both these worlds - external and internal, layered on top of each other and in continuous dialogue, and the use of 8mm film allows you to merge with memory in the absence of the passage of time (the film does not have the exact date when it was shot). A seemingly chaotic sequence of frames serves the same purpose, reflecting the nonlinearity of our memory.
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