Kirill MAKARENKOV
Кирилл МАКАРЕНКОВ
Kirill MAKARENKOV
Russia, 2010, 109mn 
documentary
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Плотогоны

 

 Rafters

 Flotteurs

 
Directed by : Kirill MAKARENKOV (Кирилл МАКАРЕНКОВ)
Writing credits : Kirill MAKARENKOV (Кирилл МАКАРЕНКОВ)
Cinematography : Aleksey GORBATOV (Алексей ГОРБАТОВ)
Produced by : Kirill MAKARENKOV (Кирилл МАКАРЕНКОВ)
Companies : ExStaSis Pictures
 
format : Video

Awards :
Best Cinematography Aleksey GORBATOV , National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2010

Plot synopsis
The film’s three main characters come from different generations and different walks of life. One thing unites them: their lives are centered around work. More than that – their work is their life. Eight hundred kilometres out of Moscow, on the northern edge of the Kostroma Region, lumberjacks are cutting down trees. The felled trees will be tied into 36 giant rafts, and as the ice breaks in April, the current will take them downriver. That done, the men find the time to tell unlikely stories about sea voyages to Africa, the beavers of Kostroma, and Russia’s outer space.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2010
- National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2010