Vodka Factory

  • Sweden
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One hopes for love after decades of loneliness, the other fights for a dream which threatens the relation with her child. The mother, Tatiana, and the daughter, Valentina, live in a boring, provincial town of Zhiguljovsk 1000 kilometers south-east of Moscow. Valentina, 22 years old, works in a vodka factory, Tatiana, 50, is a buss conductor. To make her dream real Valentina has to move to Moscow, leaving her 5 years old son Danilo at Tatiana’s home.
To win her dream Tatiana would rather like to stay alone and give a chance to her problematic love. Both dreams are hardly popular among friends and relatives. Both dreams worsen their own relationship. In our film we accompany Tatiana and Valentina during the first part of their trip to happiness. It’s a bumpy road. Valentina, who’s dream is to be a TV star in Moscow has to over win her own limitations as well as comrades irony and malice at the vodka factory. Tatiana has to adapt her expectations to the reality when her potential life partner shows up as a part time drunker and a looser. In the middle of this both women have to take Danilo’s, Valentina’s son, future into consideration. One of them has to give up.


  • Original title
    Vodka Factory
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jerzy Śladkowski
  • DOP
    Wojciech Staroń
  • Editing
    Agnieszka Bojanowska
  • Duration
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Sweden
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • DOK Leipzig (Germany) 2010
    • ARTDOCFEST (Russia) 2010
    • Trieste Film Festival (Italy) 2011
    • DocPoint (Finland) 2011
    • International Documentary Festival Kolkata (India) 2011
    • Tempo Documentary Festival (Sweden) 2011
    • One World Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic) 2011
    • HOT DOCS (Canada) 2011
    • Beldocs Int. Documentary Film Festival (Serbia) 2011
    • Planete Doc Review Film Festival (Poland) 2011
    • DOXA Documentary Film Festival (Canada) 2011
    • Docaviv Film Festival (Israel) 2011
    • Krakow Film Festival (Poland) 2011
    • Guth Gafa Documentary Film Festival (Ireland) 2011
  • Awards
    • Golden Dove for Best Feature Length Documentary, DOK Leipzig
    • Tempo Documentary Award, Tempo Documentary Festival
    • Grand Jury Special Mention, One World Doc. Festival (Czech Republic)
    • Honourable Mention, DOXA Documentary Film Festival (Canada) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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