Tamara DONDUREI
Тамара ДОНДУРЕЙ
Tamara DONDOUREÏ
Russia, 2014, 70mn 
Colour, documentary
21 den
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21 день

 

 21 days

 21 jours

 
Directed by : Tamara DONDUREI (Тамара ДОНДУРЕЙ)
Writing credits : Tamara DONDUREI (Тамара ДОНДУРЕЙ)
Cinematography : Tamara DONDUREI (Тамара ДОНДУРЕЙ)
Editing : Tamara DONDUREI (Тамара ДОНДУРЕЙ)
Produced by : Marina RAZBEZHKINA (Марина РАЗБЕЖКИНА)
Companies : ООО «Мастерская Марины Разбежкиной" "Atelier de Marina Razbejkina" Marina Razbezhkina’s Workshop
 
language russe

Plot synopsis
21 days is the term which patients can spend in a hospice. The time here pulsates according to internal cycles: it suddenly compresses, then stretches before returning to its usual pace. The wards change, and so do the memories and the faces. The stories of two central characters are alternated. They are casual friends, for whom conversations about death have become part of life. Irina Mikhailovna often speaks about euthanasia, although she is attracted by life. Sergei Aleksandrovich, on the contrary, is not ready to eave his relatives, but his condition worsens. The film “21 Days” is not a journalistic report, but cinematic research of human fears; and – most importantly – about the ability to overcome those fears.
Source : http://kinotavr.ru/ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana", Perm (Russia), 2015
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2014
- Festival des Films de Russie et d'Ailleurs, Geneva - Lausanne (Switzerland), 2014
- Kyiv International Film Festival 'Molodist', Kiev (Ukraine), 2014