17th Visions du Réel - Festival International de Cinema
Doc Outlook - International Market
April 7 - 13, 2011
Nyon / Switzerland
At the Edge of Russia, a film that started its journey at the 2006 Ex Oriente Film and East European Forum, and went on to win the Silver Eye Award 2010 at the East Silver Market, received a Special Mention in Vision du réel's (April 7 - 13) International Competition for feature films. The film was submitted to the festival as part of the East Silver Caravan.
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.
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