Dmitry KALASHNIKOV
Дмитрий КАЛАШНИКОВ
Dmitri KALACHNIKOV
Russia / Belarus, 2016, 67mn 
documentary
The Road movie
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 The Road movie

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Directed by : Dmitry KALASHNIKOV (Дмитрий КАЛАШНИКОВ)
Writing credits : Dmitry KALASHNIKOV (Дмитрий КАЛАШНИКОВ)
Cinematography : Dmitry KALASHNIKOV (Дмитрий КАЛАШНИКОВ)
Produced by : Volia CHAYKOVSKAYA (Воля ЧАЙКОВСКАЯ)
 

Plot synopsis
The roads of modern Russia are a symphony of chaos—and we have the dashboard camera footage to prove it. Initially meant to serve as legal documentation for Russian drivers, dash cams now capture the most extreme bits of life. They’re regularly uploaded to YouTube and amass millions of views, dropping jaws with every click. Edited entirely of this footage, The Road Movie creates a collage of bewilderment, showcasing a country where the roads are filled with extremes: car accidents of every variety, blazing fires, impossibly icy conditions, terrifying standoffs, and let’s not forget the bear or the meteor. Just like a car wreck we slow down to see, this film captures something we’d never want to be a part of but can’t help looking at. This particular road trip is one you won’t soon forget. Gabor Pertic (https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=62686~a4ecaa3d-d17e-4b8e-a995-0771bb3212fc&epguid=7532d956-3259-4eb5-8ecc-20b2ac9a3ff8&)
 

Commentaries and bibliography
La Russie vue à travers le pare-brise dans un film sorti aux USA [The Road Movie], sputniknews.com, 2018
 
The Road Movie BELARUS - RUSSIA 67 MIN Super-objective dashboardcam videos grow into a strong image of Russian national character with its permanent awaiting for the miracle and habitual approach to real dramas. Everything can happen on the road of... life.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2020
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2018
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2018
- Hot Docs. Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2017
- DOKer. Moscow International Documentary Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2017
- International Zurich Film Festival, Zurich (Switzerland), 2017
- Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival : IDFA, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2016
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2016

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