Belarus / Russia 2021, 63 min, Russian, Hebrew & English subtitles

This “road movie” takes place entirely in Moscow’s Metro stations. Between the china tiles, on the marble platforms, under the crystal-and-gold chandeliers, there exists a parallel universe where you can reasonably expect to encounter a woman staring mesmerized at a statue, Santa Claus quoting Dostoyevsky, dolls discussing matters of the soul, marching children in military uniforms adorned with medals, ordinary commuters conducting a citizen’s arrest, and dancing drunkards. Director Ruslan Fedotov spent an entire year in the underground corridors where all Muscovites come together. As he weaved between the passersby, he used his camera like a fishing rod, catching words and stories, melodies and facial expressions, without asking where they had come from or where they were going to.

Previous Festivals: IDFA

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Screening Schedule:
  • Thu 26.05 | 10:15 | Cinematheque 4
  • Fri 27.05 | 14:15 | Cinematheque 2
  • Sat 04.06 | 19:15 | Cinematheque 4
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 26th until June 5th

Ruslan Fedotow was born in Mogilev, Belarus. He graduated in 2012 from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, with a speciality as director of photography. Since 2014, he's a student at the Moscow Film School in the department director of photography.

Production: Nastia Korkia
Editing: Liza Kozlova, Ruslan Fedotow
Cinematography: Ruslan Fedotow
Sound Design: Andrey Dergachev
Music: Burago

Source: Taskovski Films