Scene from the film Hush!
Scene from the film Hush!
Scene from the film Hush!
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From his apartment window in St. Petersburg, filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky has made a documentary, which he himself describes as a comedy. During one year of endless repairs for the 300th anniversary of the city, he filmed a few square meters of a St. Petersburg street. We see a woman collecting snow in her coat pocket. Drunks and policemen, young lovers...

Kossakovsky was inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann's short story Des Vetters Eckfenster (My Cousin's Corner Window), which tells the story of a paralysed man whose sole contact to the outside world is the view from his window.

"We don't normally look at things that are right in front of us. In a way, this is an example of what can evolve in front of your eyes if you care to look. Somehow this realistic story transforms realism into the surreal, into the abstract." Victor Kossakovsky


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Victor Kossakovsky
  • DOP
    Victor Kossakovsky
  • Editing
    Victor Kossakovsky
  • Music
    Alexandr Popov
  • Sound
    Ivan Gusakov, Victor Kossakovsky
  • Duration
    80 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Russia
  • Distribution
  • Awards
    • Best Documentary en Montreal FF
    • First Prize In Munich FF
    • First Prize In Florence Dei Popoli FF
    • Golden Centaur In St.Petersburg IFF
    • The Best Russian Film – Russian Critics League Prize
    • Russian Documentary Film & Tv League Prize “LAVR”
    • First Prize In Wyborg FF
    • First Prize In Jecaterinburg FF 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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