"Unhappy Europe! Thou shalt perish by the moral insanity of thy children!" (Joseph Conrad) -/////-
After graphically testifying to the horror R&B of 'Uncle John & Whitelock' and the slick cowpunk of 'Sons & Daughters', Brucke exploded into the rainy streets of Glasgow with 'The Secret Agent' -a collaboration with Raydale Dower for GI 2008 under the tutelage of Lowsalt Gallery. Following on from this project's success, another collaboration -this time with Jack Wrigley- would see the deconstruction of the silent, 1913 Ger. film: 'Der Student von Prag' and reconceptualize it with a new score, intertitles and purpose built theatre in an archaic, abandoned warehouse. From here grew the formation of the underground arts collective '85A' who, along with Brucke's dark-angular style, have gone on to produce such highly received projects as: 'The Orzel film performance' (2009); 'Idimov and the Dancing Girl' (2011); 85A presents: Jan Svankmajer as part of the Glasgow Film Festival (2012), and Chernozem: KINO! at The Glue Factory, as a terrifying fringe event to GI 2012.
Now, kind souls, they present to you, their first feature length film: CHERNOZEM (Black Earth).
Written and directed by Judd Brucke and produced by 85A, it is a horror tale of a man with a factory for a head who escapes from a chain-gang and desperately struggles for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.
Premiering at the GFT, March 29th, 2013. [SOLD OUT!] >Watch this space + 85As website for future screenings...