This film uses a journey along the banks of the Pinega River in the Arkhangelsk region and random meetings as a way of exploring idealisation as an attempt to recreate the rapidly disappearing identity of Russia’s northern villages. It is also an observation and record of the smooth flow of life, where distinctive cultural phenomena are part of the daily routine.
About the director:
Sasha Kulak (b. 1990, Vitebsk, Belorussian SSR) is an artist and an MA student at Central Saint Martins (London). Kulak works with a variety of media and formats as a cinematographer and director. She is the author of the films Salamanca (with Ruslan Fedotov, 2015), Quicksilver Chronicles (with Ben Gez, 2019), and A Hawk as Big as a Horse (produced by Les Steppes Production, Paris; 2021).
Julia Kurmangalina (b. 1990, Leningrad) is a curator, director, and member of the “Latitude and Longitude” association.