Vladimir TUMAYEV
Владимир ТУМАЕВ
Vladimir TOUMAEV
Russia, 2014, 100mn 
fiction
Belyy Yagel
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Белый ягель

 

 White Moss

 Le Lichen des caribous

 
Directed by : Vladimir TUMAYEV (Владимир ТУМАЕВ)
Writing credits : Savva MINAYEV (Савва МИНАЕВ)
Based on the novel by a Nenets woman-writer Anna Nerkagi
Cinematography : Dmitry KUVSHINOV (Дмитрий КУВШИНОВ)
Production design : Sergey FEVRALYOV (Сергей ФЕВРАЛЕВ)
Produced by : Svetlana DALSKAYA (Светлана ДАЛЬСКАЯ), Vladimir MENSHOV (Владимир МЕНЬШОВ)
Companies : DCfilm
 
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Audience Award Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2014

Plot synopsis
The story takes place in Tundra. The local camp is preparing for a wedding, if it can be called a wedding in Nenets traditions. There are no guests, no closest or distant relatives, no feast, no songs, no smiles. The bride arrives to the groom’s camp without any attributes of a celebration. Young Alyoshka marries because his mother insists – the chum should not go vacant, the family should not die out. His heart though longs for Ilne, the daughter of old Petko. Ten years ago Ilne left the camp for the mainland. Every day Alyoshka checks the road hopelessly waiting for his love to return.
 

commentaries
LE LICHEN DES CARIBOUS [de Vladimir TOUMAEV], DE LA RÉSISTANCE À L’INDIVIDUALISME CONSUMÉRISTE, unegrainedansunpot.com, 2015
Vladimir Tumaev: White Moss (Belyi iagel’, 2014), Vida JOHNSON, Kinokultura, 2014
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Marseille Russian Film Festival in Toursky, Marseille (France), 2021
- Festival du film russe. A l'heure de Moscou, Verdun sur Garonne (France), 2019
- Russian Art Festival, Cannes (France), 2018
- Festival of Russian cinema in Nice, Nice (France), 2015
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2015
- International Festival "7 Art dans le 7", Paris (France), 2015
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2014
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2014

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