Awards : Prix de la Guilde des Critiques et historiens du cinéma au Festival "Kinochoc" à Anapa, 1997
Grand Prix du Public aux Rencontres Internationales de Cinéma de Paris 1998 Grand Prix du Jury au Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil, 1998
Grand prix au Festival "Littérature et cinéma" à Gatchina, 1998
The film has three main characters representing the three main elements of the Russian personality: the worker team leader Chapurin (power on village level), the meek industrious Skuridin and Timofei Ivanovich, drowning his mental discord in wine...
Through their personalities we follow the course of life in a distant province with its joys, worries and grieves.
The film was awarded the Prize of Peace at the 47th International Film Festival in Berlin (1998); the Press Prize at the KINOSHOK International Film Festival in Anapa (1998); the Special Mention of the FIPRESSI Jury at the 47th International Film Festival in Berlin (1998).
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