FREERUNNER ALEXANDR GISYCH IN “ZLATOUST”
(Originally posted 2/8/13)
Alexandr Gisych, (a.k.a. Shade) recently uploaded a new 17-minute short film titled, Zlatoust, based on the name of his home town in Russia. In the following film, he takes us on a journey, narrating his story while touring his beloved town with his younger brother, Alexey.
Together, they film the vast and unique structures that set up an epic stage for Alexandr’s amazing stuntwork and parkour performance, running leaps and bounds between parks, graveyards, staircases, rocks, building rooftops, gaps, narrow platforms, and even living rooms.
Through it all, Alexandr’s skills as a freerunner serve a much deeper narrative, illustrating how Zlatoust plays major role in defining the relationship between the city’s architectural and cultural past, and individual freedom.Through the film’s music and Alexandr’s athleticism, this short film is a beauty to see and listen to on his YouTube channel below, ShadeZlat.
*Be advised, while the film is viewable on Desktop AND Mobile, it is only watchable with subtitles on Desktop view.
Click HERE to view the film, and enjoy!
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