Russia, 2009, 61mn 
Sanya and Sparrow
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Саня и Воробей


 Sania et le moineau

 Sania i Vorobey

Directed by : Andrey GRYAZEV (Андрей ГРЯЗЕВ)
Writing credits : Andrey GRYAZEV (Андрей ГРЯЗЕВ)
Cinematography : Andrey GRYAZEV (Андрей ГРЯЗЕВ)
Sound : Andrey GRYAZEV (Андрей ГРЯЗЕВ)
Produced by : Andrey GRYAZEV (Андрей ГРЯЗЕВ)
Production :

Awards :
First prize International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2009
Best First Documentary National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2009

Plot synopsis
Doing heavy physical work at a crush stone terminal without getting paid for months, the two friends despair, curse, drink, call home, and still hope - – the mystery of human survival skills. A glimpse into the life of two workers subcontracted to work at a crushed stone terminal. The rough Sanya (37) and his accidental teenage companion nicknamed Sparrow (19) are sharing the hardships of thousands of manual workers in present-day Russia. The first problems appear when their salary gets suspended which gradually but efficiently poisons their life. Sparrow can't return home without documents and money and Sanya would want to go but lacks money as well and is sorry to leave Sparrow alone at the plant. So they wait for work and money and while doing so they talk, argue, drink, cry and laugh together, supporting each other on the edge of despair. The ever-present problems and conflicts however cannot kill their hopes for a better future and for their eventual return home.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- International Millenium Festival, Brussels (Belgium), 2011
- Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Yerevan (Armenia), 2010
- International Documentary Film Festival : Cinéma du réel, Paris (France), 2010
- Krakow Film Festival, Krakow (Poland), 2010
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2010
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Documentary and feature film festival ''Kinoteatr.doc'', Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2010
- Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest (Hungary), 2009
- National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2009

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