Date de sortie: 20 novembre 2013
Genre: Drame
Durée: 100 min
Langue: Russe
Production: 1+1 Production


Un film de Eva Neymann

Avec : Dmitriy Kobetskoy, Katerina Golubeva, Mikhail Veksler

A 8-year-old boy is travelling with his mother towards his grandfather, but their journey is stopped when the young woman dies of typhus in an unknown town, just as poor and in ruins as any other on the way. However, the boy is determined to go on. Eva Neymann’s film is a visual journey into a country covered in snow and left poor by war. This is a place of beautiful, deserted landscapes and people overcome by both need and greed. The tranquil black-and-white images created by Lithuanian cameraman Rimmvydas Leipus masterfully evoke the atmosphere of the Second World War’s penultimate year in the Soviet Union. The picture was based on motifs drawn from the autobiographical story of the same name by writer and screenwriter Friedrich Gorenstein, who also penned the script for Tarkovsky’s Solaris.

Alberto, a divorced father, takes his two children for a vacation at a thermal resort in Salto. Things don’t turn out as planned as the non-stop rain forces them to stay indoors, away from the pools and with no TV. Alberto’s efforts to entertain his children are met with indifference by Federico, his youngest son, and Lucía, his teenage daughter.


Brothers Manaki International Film Festival (2013)
Istanbul International Film Festival – Prix du Jury(2013)
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – East of West Award (2012)
Seattle International Film Festival (2013)
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – Grand Prix & Prix du Jury (2012)