In the Dark

A documentary film about an old blind man and his cat in suburbs of Moscow creating also an analogy for both Russian and Western contemporary culture.

The film is a symphony of an everyday in a Soviet style suburb of Moscow. It is slow like blind man’ days are. Symbolically the blind man represents something old and traditional in Russia, and the outside world represents something modern which doesn’t have any use for the old blind man. Thus the film is also a metaphor of Russia in change.

Festivals

Conde, Portugal, 3.–11.7.2004

Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK, 18.–29.8.2004

Sheffield International Documentary Festival, UK, 8.–14.11.2004

IDFA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 18.–28.11.2004

45th Festival die Popoli, Florence, Italy, 26.11.–2.12.2004

Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden, 28.1.–7.2.2005

Awards

45th Festival dei Popoli, Florence, Italy, Nov-Dec 2004
Best Documentary Film

Crew

Director

Sergei Dvortsevoi

Script

Sergei Dvortsevoi

Cinematography

Alisher Khamidkodjaev

Editing

Sergei Dvortsevoi

Audio

Sergei Dvortsevoi, Tuomas Järnefelt

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Making Movies Oy / Kaarle Aho

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