Give me back the Propeller

Masha Godovannaya

Experimental film / Found Footage | Russie | digital | 4:3 | b&w/color | mono | 2009 | 20'  00"
30 €

Original title: верни мне пропеллер Original language: Russe Screening Copy: digital
The film “Give me back the propeller” is an idiosyncratic personal reflection on a mythical image of masculinity in cinema and the clash between cinematic representation and real life. Endlessly repeated shots of airplanes and paratroopers taken from a film by Alexander Dovzhenko “Aerograd” (1935) accompanied by an absurd anthem to mythical masculine powers, these images and music had been hunting me for a long time until they found their counterpart – a documentary footage accidentally shot a few years ago. Combination of two different materials created a comment on time, space, cinema and reality.


Director: Masha Godovannaya

Collectif Jeune Cinéma

The Collectif Jeune Cinéma (Young Cinema Collective) is a filmmakers’ cooperative founded in Paris on June 12th 1971.

The vocation of the CJC is to distribute different and experimental films of all lengths, gathered in a catalogue that is continuously enriched by new works. This catalogue covers a very wide spectrum of aesthetics and cinematographic practices. For example, it is the only one to include experimental films made by children and young flimmakers (under 18 yo).

See distribution details here.

The CJC is also an archive for films and documents on experimental and different cinema.

The MNEME catalogue management tool you are currently browsing has been designed to provide maximum clarity and readability for both distribution and the archive. It meets international audiovisual item indexing standards (FIAF).

Each year, the CJC organizes the Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris (a festival featuring different and experimental cinema in Paris) and schedules regular screenings each month in Paris or Île-de-France.

COLLECTIF JEUNE CINEMA,, telephone: +33 (0)7 69 61 53 57, postal address: Collectif Jeune Cinéma, c/o Commune Image, 8, rue Godillot, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France