Countryside 35x45

  • Russia
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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.

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  • Original title
    Countryside 35x45
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Evgeny Solomin
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Vladimir Ponomaryov
  • Editing
    Evgeny Solomin
  • Sound
    Andrey Popov
  • Duration
    43 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Russia
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
      • Kino-Siberia
      • Nemirovicha-Danchenko 122 - 332
      • 630087 Novosibirsk
      • Russia
  • Festivals
    • 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 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.
    • The National Academy of Motion Picture Arts “Nika”, Russia.


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