Russia, 2019, 20mn 
Zolotye pugovitsy
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Золотые пуговицы


 The Golden Buttons

 Les Boutons dorés

Directed by : Aleksey EVSTIGNEEV (Алексей ЕВСТИГНЕЕВ)
Writing credits : Aleksey EVSTIGNEEV (Алексей ЕВСТИГНЕЕВ)
Cinematography : Aleksey EVSTIGNEEV (Алексей ЕВСТИГНЕЕВ)
Music : Ilya NASYROV (Илья НАСЫРОВ)
Produced by : Aleksandr KOZMENKO (Александр КОЗЬМЕНКО)

Plot synopsis
“Everyone can accomplish a heroic act in their life” hammers home the instructor. But such a destiny is prepared for in the presidential school of cadets that trains volunteer teenagers to serve in the National Guard created by Putin in 2016. Alex Evstigneev photographs these future heroes, whose extreme fragility on the verge of an iron indoctrination he reveals with sound and images.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Krakow Film Festival, Krakow (Poland), 2021
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2021
- International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana", Perm (Russia), 2021
- International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana", Perm (Russia), 2020
- Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2020
- Nyon International Documentary Film Festival "Visions du réel", Nyon (Switzerland), 2020