Russia, 2007, 19mn 
Colour, fiction
Stone People
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Люди из камня


 Des gens de pierre

 Lyudi iz kamnya

Directed by : Leonid RYBAKOV (Леонид РЫБАКОВ)
Writing credits : Leonid RYBAKOV (Леонид РЫБАКОВ)
Vladimir TASHLIKOV (Владимир ТАШЛИКОВ)
Vladimir_2 VOLKOV (Владимир_2 ВОЛКОВ)
Cinematography : Artiom POLOSATY (Артем ПОЛОСАТЫЙ)
Music : Aleksandr PANTYKIN (Александр ПАНТЫКИН)
Produced by : Maksim KOROLEV (Максим КОРОЛЕВ), Anna MIKHALKOVA (Анна МИХАЛКОВА)
Production : Russian Culture Fondation (contact : max@redspot.ru )

Awards :
Special Prize FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2007
Prix spécial du court-métrage, Festival Est-Européen de Cottbus, Allemagne, 2007
Meilleur court-métrage, 45ème festival internaitonal de Dijon, 2007
Mention spéciale du jury "Corto Cortissimo", 64ème festival de Venise, 2007
Meilleur court-métrage, Pacific Meridian, Vladivostok, 2007
Grand prix du film des critiques de Russie, Black & White Elephant, 2007

Plot synopsis
The countdown has begun: 52 minutes to go before the military parade begins on Red Square. Heavy aircraft laden with a special substance roll onto the runway and prepare to disperse any clouds in the skies outside Moscow by means of a potent mixture of liquid nitrogen, dry ice and cement type 440. This targeted deployment of chemicals keeps thunderstorms away from the city - an infallible recipe for good weather on national holidays.
In a village near Moscow, however, it's raining cats and dogs. A television crew arrives to shoot a report about the mysterious quirks of nature...
Source : FilmFestivalCottbus

Selected in the following festivals :
- EU-Russia Short Film Festival 27+ONE, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Clermont Ferrand (France), 2008
- Days of Russian cinema in Limoges, Limoges (France), 2008
- Days of Russian cinema in Brives La Gaillarde, Brives la Gaillarde (France), 2007
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2007
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2007
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2007