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Sanya and Sparrow  //  Sanya i Vorobey (Orig.)

DIR: Andrey Gryazev
2009 / Russia / 61 min

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Russia. Centre Moscow. Of 6 km from the Kremlin. Doing heavy physical work at a crush stone terminal without getting paid for months, the two friends despair, curse, drink, call home, and still hope - – the mystery of human survival skills. A glimpse into the life of two workers subcontracted to work at a crushed stone terminal. The rough Sanya (37) and his accidental teenage companion nicknamed Sparrow (19) are sharing the hardships of thousands of manual workers in present-day Russia. The first problems appear when their salary gets suspended which gradually but efficiently poisons their life. Sparrow can't return home without documents and money and Sanya would want to go but lacks money as well and is sorry to leave Sparrow alone at the plant. So they wait for work and money and while doing so they talk, argue, drink, cry and laugh together, supporting each other on the edge of despair. The ever-present problems and conflicts however cannot kill their hopes for a better future and for their eventual return home.

This film is followed by the author's further film MINER`S DAY.

About

Director Andrey Gryazev
Screenplay Andrey Gryazev
Dir. of Photography Andrey Gryazev
Editing Andrey Gryazev
Music
Sound Andrey Gryazev
Duration 61 min
Year 2009
Country Russia
Colour Colour
Tags observational, social issues, work
Production
Distribution
Festivals
  1. flEXiff 2009 7th edition ...
  1. flEXiff 2009 7th edition The First and the Last Experimental International Film Festival – Sydney, Australia
  2. IX MKF Flaertiana - Russia, Perm
  3. 52nd The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - Leipzig, Germany
  4. EU-OSHA Award for the best documentary on work-related topics at the International Leipzig Film Festival (The nomination)
  5. EAST SILVER 2009 - Doc.Market - Jihlava, Czech
  6. VERZIO 6 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL -Budapest, Hungary
  7. XII MKF Deboshirfilm 2009 - Russia, Sankt-Peterburg
  8. 3-th Artdocfest 2009 - Russia, Moscow
  9. 10-th Lavr 2009 - Russia, Moscow
  10. 12th International 1001 Documentary Film Festival - Turkey, Istanbul
  11. ZagrebDox
  12. 6 Play-Doc, Espania
  13. Cinema du reel 32rd edition
  14. 7th Worldfilm festival, Estonia
  15. Docudays UA, Ukraine
  16. 50 Krakow Film Festival
Awards

flEXiff 2009 7th edition ...

flEXiff 2009 7th edition The First and the Last Experimental International Film Festival – Sydney, Australia - BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD
XII MKF Deboshirfilm - Russia, Sankt-Peterburg - BEST DOC. FEATURE FILM AWARD
3-th Artdocfest 2009 - Russia, Moscow - Grand Prix
10-th Lavr 2009 - Russia, Moscow - best debut
ZagrebDox - Special Mention Jury in nomination LITTLE STAMP for the best film of an author of up to 30 years of age
6 Play-Doc, Espania - Prize for the best feature-length documentary
Docudays UA, Ukraine - Diplom from Human Rights Jury "For unlimited humanity"
50 Krakow Film Festival - The Golden Horn for the Director of the Best Documentary Film in the 30-60 Minutes Category



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