Programmed by Federico Rossin
Is this film the portrait of a poultry farm or a harsh critique of the regime’s utopian ambitions? The company’s turkey breeding, work organisation and kindergarten seem exemplary, but the workers’ comments and the film’s editing add a certain ambiguity reinforced by the turkeys’ final destination. The whole takes on the status of a metaphor for the utopian and authoritarian structure of Romanian society. The film, made in 1985, was only released in 1992.
This film is part of the “Politics of the Essay” screening. Listen to Federico Rossin’s presentation here (french):