National Competition 2
Time and place
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 at 21:00
Lenfilm Cinema: Каменноостровский проспект, 10, Санкт-Петербург, Россия
"Camp On A Wind's Road"
Following the death of her father, Belekmaa moves into his shepherd’s encampment. She is living through the first serious bereavement in her life and she hopes to see her father at least in her dreams, up to the day when, according to the Tuvan tradition, the spirit of the deceased will be sated and given an ultimate send-off.
The Northerners is a cycle of film essays with a focus on northern individualism. Each one of the three parts plays out in different places around the Kola Peninsula over one day. The story revolves around the everyday life of three people who share no formal ties. Igor, who belongs to a dynasty of pilots, is a polar aviation squad commander; Vasily is a tug master at Murmansk’s commercial port; Volodya is a woodcutter, leader of a logging guild. Like most of those living in the north of Russia, they came here for work, and though they weren’t initially planning on staying, they ended up staying forever.
New Moscow is an essay film about the city and its residents. Three different stories unfold in front of the lens, but all of them are united one way or another by the motif of nostalgia for youth, its achievements and traumas. The reverse movement of time becomes a form for a poetic conversation about the changeable nature of space.