30.09. - 09.10.2021

Silent Souls Russia 2010 | 75 min | OV | | FF 2010

Aleksei Fedorchenko

Aleksei Fedorchenko (*1966) lives andworks in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He used towork as an economist, producer and directorat the Swerdlowsk film studio and is nowdirector and producer at Film Atelier 29.

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When Miron‘s beloved wife Tanya passes away, he asks his best friend Aist to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of the Merya culture, an ancient Finno-Ugric tribe from Lake Nero, a picturesque region in West-Central Russia. Although the Merya people assimilated into Russians in the 17th century, their myths and traditions live on in their descendants’ modern life. The two men set out on a roadtrip thousands of miles across the boundless lands. With them, two small birds in a cage. But as they reach the banks of the sacred lake where they will forever part with the body, Miron realizes he wasn‘t the only one in love with Tanya.
Original title: Ovsyanki
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Russian
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Aleksei Fedorchenko
Screenplay: Denis Osokin
Cast: Igor Sergeyev, Yuri Tsurilo, Yuliya Aug, Ivan Tushin
Producer: Igor Mishin, Mary Nazari
Director of Photography: Mikhail Krichman
Music: Andrei Karasyov
Production Design: Andrey Ponckratov, Aleksei Potapov
Editor: Sergei Ivanov
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
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