Russia, 2009, 43mn 
Black and white, documentary
Countryside 35 x 45
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Глубинка 35 x 45


 Gloubinka 35 x 45

 Glubinka 35 x 45

Other titles : Countryside 35 x 45
Directed by : Yevgeni SOLOMIN (Евгений СОЛОМИН)
Writing credits : Yevgeni SOLOMIN (Евгений СОЛОМИН)
Cinematography : Vladimir PONOMAREV (Владимир ПОНОМАРЕВ)
Produced by : Konstantin PAVLOV (Константин ПАВЛОВ), Yelizaveta SOLOMNA (Елизавета СОЛОМИНА)
Production : Kino-Siberia Film Production Company
Distribution : Evgueni Solomin (, +7 38 33 46 45 47)

Awards :
Diploma International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2009
Best documentary National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2009
Best author documentary National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2009

Plot synopsis
The exact size of 35x45 mm is specified for the passport photographs needed for the new identity document the Russian authorities have made obligatory throughout the land. Lyutikov, a photographer commissioned with taking such photographs, catches a lot more than merely a likeness. His photographic portraits immerse the viewer in those stories that normally elude such images: the rheumatic knees of old ladies, the jacket lent by the photographer to young labourers, the bridal couples looking forward to a radiant future. The photographer records them all with an apparatus now serving the cause of the modernization of Russian civilization. The new document is a passport to modernity; without it, it will not even be possible to buy even a train ticket, or travel at all. Integrating the photographs in the portrait of an extraordinary landscape undergoing historical upheaval, the film shows one village-to-village expedition that represents the beginning of the journey into the brighter future. supposedly enabled by the new passport. But paper, as we know, is easily flammable. And what kind of destination beckons to people take who haven’t been paid for the past eight years?

Selected in the following festivals :
- Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Pesaro (Italy), 2011
- Internet-festival "Rossiskaya Gazeta" Dubl DV@, Different cities (Russia), 2011
- International festival of independent cinema : BAFICI, Buenos Aires (Argentina), 2010
- Month of the documentary in France, Different cities (France), 2010
- Images du Pôle, Orléans (France), 2010
- États généraux du film documentaire, Lussas (France), 2010
- Aye Aye Film Festival Nancy-Lorraine, Nancy (France), 2010
- International Film Festival, Tbilisi (Georgia), 2010
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2010
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2010
- International Short and Animation Film Festival OPEN CINEMA, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Nyon International Documentary Film Festival "Visions du réel", Nyon (Switzerland), 2010
- Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival : IDFA, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2009
- National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana", Perm (Russia), 2009
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2009

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