Yelena DEMIDOVA
Елена ДЕМИДОВА
Elena DEMIDOVA
Russia, 2007, 42mn 
Colour, documentary
Kovcheg
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Ковчег

 

 Ark

 L'Arche

 
Directed by : Yelena DEMIDOVA (Елена ДЕМИДОВА)
Writing credits : Yelena DEMIDOVA (Елена ДЕМИДОВА)
Cinematography : Yelena DEMIDOVA (Елена ДЕМИДОВА)
Produced by : Mikhail SINYOV (Михаил СИНЕВ)
 

Awards :
Prize, Film Festival “KINOTEATR.DOC”, Moscow, 2007
Prize, Almaty International Film Festival “ Shaken’s stars”, Kazahstan
3rd prize of Short Film Competition "All human beings are free and equal…", Goethe-Institute, Germany
Diplom, Human Rights Documentary Films Days, Kiev, 2008

Plot synopsis
Across 4500 kilometres of Russian vastness, from the Northern permafrost to Adleris 39 degrees heat a train carries the inhabitants of the polar Urengoy to the Black Sea. In the narrowness of the third-class compartment the passengers come close to each other over the six day journey, whether at the will of a higher force or through the lottery of seat allocation.