Hot Docs - Canadian International Documentary Festival
April 28 - May 8, 2011
Toronto / Canada
At the Edge of Russia went on to win the Silver Eye Award 2010 at the East Silver Market and in the past attended the 2006 Ex Oriente Film and East European Forum. So far the film has earned festival awards from Poland, Russia and Switzerland; it was submitted to Hot Docs via the East Silver Caravan. Read more details here.
Full list of winners at Hot Docs 2011 can be found here.
Koniec Rosji, Poland, 2010, 72 min, Digi Beta, Society
Alexei is a nineteen year old recruit being flown in to perform his military service on the frontier of northern Russia. The base is one of few such remaining outposts on the Arctic Ocean. There are five other seasoned and long serving soldiers stationed here, each with their own personal story or secret that has caused them to retreat from the real world. Their training and breaking in of the new arrival is sometimes humorous, at times harsh. Gradually, they each reveal something of themselves in their daily interactions and private moments as they continue their absurd duty in this snow covered no man's land, hundreds of miles from the nearest human settlement.
East Silver 2010 / Silver Eye Award 2010/ East Silver Caravan 2010 / Ex Oriente Film 2006 / East European Forum 2006 /