93 min., 2019
In Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine stands Derzhprom, the House of State Industry. Built between 1925 and 1928 in the style of constructivism it intended to embody the idea of communism through its colossal architecture. Although it is one of the largest realized constructivist buildings and a poster child for the 1920s avant-garde movement, today Derzhprom is a time machine, an immovable object with its set system in an otherwise dynamic geopolitical context. The film Budinok moves between the classic, observational documentary and the experimental cinema. With very little dialogue, this is rather a poem of moving images, musing over the historical possibility of building a new society and its material remnants.