Fedya is 20 years old. He loves movies, Zhenya and the small provincial ‘Motherland’ movie theatre that he has managed to revive. When the local authorities decide to turn ‘Motherland’ into a shopping mall, there is only one thing he can do: make a successful film with a top celebrity and pay off the crooked officials. No funds to pay top dollar?
Everyone knows everyone else in the tiny village. An elderly herdsman, Vasilich, devotes all his time to taking care of a doe-eyed cow named Candy; lonely Granny Zina curses the government; married women glance enviously at other women’s husbands; and the local inventor, Vanya, entertains the children with his ingenious devices.
Big cities are full of lonely people.
"Dry Valley" is the first full feature film by Alexandra Strelyanaya. The film is based on the famous novel written by Nobel Prize laureate Ivan Bunin.
Early autumn, godforsaken Russian countryside. A local hunter Michail witnesses a skirmish in the middle of the forest - three men want to kill the forth, Andrey. Kind-hearted Michail helps Andrey escape and together they run from the villains who chase them.
All the audience of the circus is charmed with the show favorite,elephant Bodhi who dances dancing to an amazingly beatiful music. But suddenly Bodhi falls ill...
Belorussia, summer 1942. The war has moved on, far off to the east. The life of a small town where the German authorities of the region have set themselves up is getting back to "normal". The Germans study Russian, flirt with the local girls, the women wash their clothes and feed them. They have to carry on somehow...
Ilya lives in Moscow, Nina lives in St. Petersburg. Ilya has a beautiful wife and a daughter, Nina’s husband is an artist, and they have a young son. Nina occasionally travels to Moscow to see her partners in the publishing industry. Ilya sometimes comes to St. Petersburg on business. But more often they are in the train between St. Petersburg and Moscow just to see each other.
"Pavlov's Dog" is a debut for several members of its crew, including the screenwriter and director Katya Shagalova, and the cinematographer Evgeny Sinelnikov. The film reminds of Milos Forman's "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest". But the conflict here is not between doctors and patients, but rather between freedom and captivity.