France, 2008, 52mn 
Colour, documentary
Severnyy svet
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Северный свет


 Northen Light

 Lumière du Nord

Directed by : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
Writing credits : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
Cinematography : Sergey MIKHALCHUK (Сергей МИХАЛЬЧУК)
Sound : Vladimir GOLOVNITSKY (Владимир ГОЛОВНИЦКИЙ)
Other persons :
Producer : Serge Lalou
Companies : Les Films d'Ici, Musée du quai Branly, Arte France
language russe

Plot synopsis
Just before winter cloaks everything in the Arctic night, a few hours of daylight linger in late autumn in the village of Sumskoy Posad, one thousand kilometres north of Saint Petersburg, in Karelia, on the shores of the White Sea. Linked to the rest of the country by a vague muddy track and a stretch of railway line, the village lives in a suspended and mysterious dimension. This is the Russia of endless forests and potato fields. A few robust and uncompromising characters work calmly there, driven by no vital needs. This is a still happy and cold Russia.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Intégrale Sergueï Loznitsa au Centre Pompidou et carte blanche au réalisateur, Paris (France), 2020
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2012
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2011
- Trieste Film Festival, Trieste (Italy), 2011
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2009