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Countryside 35x45

DIR: Evgeny Solomin
2009 / Russia / 43 min

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Russia. Not long ago. Throughout the country the old Soviet passports are being exchanged for the new Russian ones. A provincial photographer travels from one Siberian village to another taking 35x45 mm passport photos of the villagers. Each client’s photo in a way summarizes that person’s life. Making a profound observation of the countryside life, the film unfolds as a poetic story about the world-view of people living in remote areas at the crossroads of the two juxtaposed cultures: the old Soviet and the modern Russian ones. The black and white stylistics of this point-of-view documentary is symbolically in tune with the white and black photos taken by the photographer.

About

Director Evgeny Solomin
Screenplay Evgeny Solomin
Dir. of Photography Vladimir Ponomaryov
Editing Evgeny Solomin
Music
Sound Andrey Popov
Duration 43 min
Year 2009
Country Russia
Colour Black & White
Tags observational, poetic, rural society, society
Production Kino-Siberia
Kino-Siberia
Address:  Nemirovicha-Danchenko 122 - 332
City:  630087 Novosibirsk
Country:  Russia

Distribution
Festivals
  • Moscow International Film Festival ...
  • Moscow International Film Festival, Russia, 2009.
  • The Festival of Russian Cinema “Window to Europe”, Vyborg, Russia, 2009.
  • The Open Documentary Film Festival “Russia”, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2009.
  • The International Documentary Film Festival “Flahertiana”, Perm, Russia, 2009.
  • The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2009.
  • The best documentary film award / Potenza International Film Festival, Italy, 2009.
  • The best directing award / “Window to Russia – XXI” Documentary Film Festival, Moscow, Russia, 2009.
  • The Independent Documentary Film Festival “ArtDocFest,” Moscow, Russia, 2009.
  • The National Awards in Cinematic and Television Documentary “Laurel Branch”, Russia, 2009.
  • The diploma of the jury / International Film Festival on Human Rights “Stalker”, Moscow, Russia, 2009.
  • The Helsinki Documentary Film Festival “DocPoint”, Finland, 2010.
  • The International Documentary Film Festival “ZagrebDox”, Zagreb, Croatia, 2010.
  • The Nicosia International Documentary Film Festival “Views of the World”, Cyprus, 2010.
  • The Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia, 2010.
  • The National Academy of Motion Picture Arts “Nika”, Russia.
  • The International Documentary Film Festival “BelDocs”, Belgrade, Serbia, 2010.
  • The Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, Argentina, 2010.
  • The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, USA, 2010.
  • The International Documentary Film Festival “Visions du Reel”, Nyon, Switzerland, 2010.
  • The Festival of Central and Eastern European Film “GoEast”, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2010.
  • The Planete Doc Review Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 2010.
  • The International Madrid Documentary Festival “Documenta Madrid”, Spain, 2010.
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Encuentros del Otro Cine “Edoc”, Quito, Ecuador, 2010.
  • The International Film Festival “AsterFest”, Strumica, Macedonia, 2010.
  • Monte-Carlo Television Festival, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 2010.
  • Rodos International Film & Visual Arts Festival, Greece, 2010.
  • Parnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Parnu, Estonia, 2010.
  • New Zealand International Film Festival, Wellington, New Zealand, 2010.
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