Condition (film)

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Directed by Andrei Severny
Produced by Amir Naderi
Written by Andrei Severny
Starring Jessica Kaye
Antonella Lentini
Steve Moshier
Music by Richard Garet
Cinematography Andrei Severny
Edited by Amir Naderi
Andrei Severny
Release dates
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Condition (Russian: Состояние) is a 2011 science fiction film, directed by Andrei Severny and produced by Amir Naderi. The film is a meditative psychological drama set in apocalyptic atmosphere. The story is a sensory battle of the two female characters: sound therapist Mary Taggert and her patient, young disturbed woman Alaska.[1] The doctor evacuates with her patient, driving a car away from the city to unspecified northern territory towards the border. Having run out of gas, two women are stranded in mysterious rough and rocky wilderness close to the ocean where it becomes a battle for survival and a struggle with the inner wounds and salvation with sound and nature.[2] The psychologically complex and slow narrative of Condition relies on sequences of abstract images that one could expect to see at a museum or gallery.[3]

Condition features Antonella Lentini (Alaska), Jessica Kaye (Dr. Mary Taggert), Steve Moshier (fisherman).[4] Three excerpts from the sonic compositions by Richard Garet can be heard in the film: Winter, Subtracted and For Shimpei Takeda.[5] No musical instruments were used in any of the sounds heard in Condition.[6]

The film premiered at the 29th Torino Film Festival[7] and was recognized by the Gandhi Glasses award.[8] The film was shot on location in New York City and the northern shoreline of Maine.[9]


  1. ^ "Andrei Severny - guest speaker at NYFA". New York Film Academy. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Onda su onda, review of the film Condition" (in Italian). Cine Clandestino. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  3. ^ "Variety: review of the film Condition". Variety (magazine). ISSN 0042-2738. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  4. ^ Condition at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "Andrei Severny Official Website". Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  6. ^ "Condition press kit for the 29th Torino Film Festival" (PDF). Synchronicity Films. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  7. ^ "Torino Film Festival page about Condition". Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  8. ^ "Premio "Gli occhiali di Gandhi" - Edizione 2011" (in Italian). Sernogegis. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  9. ^ "Condition press kit for the 29th Torino Film Festival" (PDF). Synchronicity Films. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 

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