Russia / Poland, 2020, 30mn 
Budte zdorovy
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Будьте здоровы!


 Bless you !

 Portez vous bien !

Directed by : Tatyana CHISTOVA (Татьяна ЧИСТОВА)
Cinematography : Marina LEVASHOVA (Марина ЛЕВАШОВА)
Companies : Impakt Film

Plot synopsis
As the Covid-19 pandemic takes its death toll in Russia the government imposes a strict round-the-clock curfew on its population of elderly. The drastic measures aim at protecting those who are the most vulnerable but the distress among the people grows rapidly. Millions are stranded in their flats, some without immediate family, access to medication and even food. A municipal helpline is established for those seeking help in this extraordinary situation and this film documents the hundreds of phone calls received each day. These short conversations give a rare insight into the anxieties of those who grew up in Soviet Union and have largely been left to fend for themselves after the fall of communism.

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana", Perm (Russia), 2021
- DOKer. Moscow International Documentary Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2021
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2020
- Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2020