Russia, 2011, 44mn 
Colour, documentary
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 Juno et Avos


Directed by : Yelena ZHIGAYEVA (Елена ЖИГАЕВА)
Writing credits : Yelena ZHIGAYEVA (Елена ЖИГАЕВА)
Cinematography : Dmitry LANCHIKHIN (Дмитрий ЛАНЧИХИН)
Music : Sergey STAROSTIN (Сергей СТАРОСТИН)
Produced by : Yelena ZHIGAYEVA (Елена ЖИГАЕВА)
Production : Proekt Avos

Plot synopsis
Beekeeper Alexei and father Anastasiy are faithful keepers of Russian village. The heroes of the film don’t know each other. They live in Kostroma region, on the outskirts of the old town Galich on the different sides of the Galich Lake. They both returned to live in abandoned by people lands. One serves in a church of the Kazan Mother of God in the village Bogorodskoye. Another breeds bees in the village Verkovo. One is called himself the keeper of a hallowed place, another the keeper and the mayor of the village Verkovo. There is little hope that anybody will return to live at the abandoned villages. The last hope is our Russian maybe. The word that incarnates all irony of Russian thinking and of life in Russia in general, of life despite circumstances.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2011