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14.-20. januar 2019

Program 2018

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Deep in the Republic of Sakha, eastern Siberia, we follow the elderly Ignat in a time of life-changing events that are both dramatic, tragic, sad, encouraging and happy. An unexpected friendship between the old man and a young boy is formed.

THE BONFIRE paints a portrait of a man, a friendship, a village and of the Yakut culture. It shows the complexity and fragility of life in a tender, warm and realistic manner; Not with wide brush strokes or shimmering colors, but genuinely and beautifully. The authenticity is enhanced by the fact that actual people in the village play all the characters. No professional actors are involved.

Introduction with director present at screenings on Wednesday and Friday (Fokus 2).

Program: 
Orginal title: 
KOSTER NA VETRU
Director: 
Dmitry Davydov
Screenplay: 
Dmitry Davydov
Photography: 
Ivan Semenov
Actors: 
Nikolay Soldatov, Aleksey Ustinov, Mikhail Lazarev, Radislav-Kuday Zakharov
Run time: 
1 hour 24 min
Year: 
2016
Country: 
Russland
Producer: 
Sardaana Savina
Sales: 
Dmitry Davydov, Sardaana Savina
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Dmitry Davydov (b. 1983) is a Russian director from Yakutia, Siberia. His debut feature THE BONFIRE premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, and won the best dramatic film award on the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto. Davydov is an autodidact filmmaker, and works as a schoolteacher and principal in Sakha.