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Genre: Drama
Programme
Synopsis

Day after day in a forgotten corner of the Caucasus Mountains, a family of lumberjacks trudges through the impassable landscape to chop down and bring home wood in order to fulfil their contract with the local sawmill. When the father is seriously injured by a falling tree, his place must be taken by the youngest of the brothers, who left the impoverished region years before. His arrival opens old wounds and fuels conflicts within the family and in the hostile village. Stifled emotions and an oppressive image of a fragmenting society highlight themes of ineffectual communication and xenophobia. The heightening animosity visually and emotively underlines the threat of destruction from nature itself, which could, at any moment, strike at the very foundations of the family home. This exceptional debut by Vladimir Bitokov was created under the watchful eye of Alexandr Sokurov.

Director
Vladimir Bitokov

(b. 1985)

Filmography
  • Glubokie reki (Deep Rivers, 2018)
Sun, 18.11.2018
6:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
031407
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 031407
Movie guests
Director Vladimir Bitokov
Thu, 22.11.2018
9:15 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
071808
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 071808
Sun, 25.11.2018
7:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
100607
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 100607
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Country: Russia
Year: 2018
Duration: 75 minutes
Language: Russian
Director: Vladimir Bitokov
Producer: Nikolay Yankin
Writer: Vladimir Bitokov
DOP: Alexander Demyanenko
Montage: Anna Mass
Composer: Murat Kabardokov
Cast: Oleg Guseinov, Rustam Muratov, Muhamed Sabiev, Tahir Teppeev
Production: Non-commercial fund for cinematography support "Example of intonation"
Festival: Karlovy Vary
Synopsis

Day after day in a forgotten corner of the Caucasus Mountains, a family of lumberjacks trudges through the impassable landscape to chop down and bring home wood in order to fulfil their contract with the local sawmill. When the father is seriously injured by a falling tree, his place must be taken by the youngest of the brothers, who left the impoverished region years before. His arrival opens old wounds and fuels conflicts within the family and in the hostile village. Stifled emotions and an oppressive image of a fragmenting society highlight themes of ineffectual communication and xenophobia. The heightening animosity visually and emotively underlines the threat of destruction from nature itself, which could, at any moment, strike at the very foundations of the family home. This exceptional debut by Vladimir Bitokov was created under the watchful eye of Alexandr Sokurov.

Director
Vladimir Bitokov

(b. 1985)

Filmography
  • Glubokie reki (Deep Rivers, 2018)