Across the Don

in 2017 Competition

Documentary Films

Documentary | Russia | 86 min
  • Olga Bondareva Georgy Obukhov Maria Korenkova Maria Ryazantseva Alyona Savelieva Nadezhda Khatskevich Dmitry Tsupko
  • Evgeny Grigoriev Maria Zelinskaya
  • Marek Wesolowski Michal Wesolowski
  • Anna Selyanina

This movie is a part of a national cross-media project «City Code Cinema Lab» made by «Pervoe Kino» as non-profit activity, where simple citizens explore their hometown under guidance of professionals from the cinema industry. Plot aims to find out territory’s peculiarities — city code. Each of 8 stories reveals an important place or character to make up the collective portrait: butcher, who used to be a jazzman, artist from the marketplace, dancer-fireman, Rostov’s beauty and many others.  While exploring the world through the lens, participants step by step change their attitude to the daily environment and themselves, discover questions to answer in front of spectator all over again.   Was shot by people for whom cinema had always been a dream and became a reality.