At the film’s centre stands the story of an army Captain, who escorts a soldier-
deserter to his unit. The two men spend a day in Moscow, where they
clash with the realities of life in a modern megapolis: sometimes comic, sometimes
tragic. The emerging friendship between the officer and the soldierdeserter
changes the Captain’s attitude to life. The cynical Captain finds
once again a meaning in life and faith in man.
The film takes place over the course of one day in present-day Moscow. A convoy of officers and
sergeants leads a prisoner through the streets of the city – and this
tiny world is the setting of the film’s story. Mizgiryov wrote the
screenplay himself. “I hope that Convoy will be nothing like my
previous films”, the director says. “I want to do something completely
Filming will begin in spring of 2011. Though the film’s budget
is shrouded in secrecy, we know that Convoy has been included in
the list of arthouse features partially financed by Russia’s Ministry
of Culture. Pavel Lungin Studio is handling the film’s production.
Source : Action 61th Berlinale Special Edition