25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Alexey Sukhovey
original title: Un autre temps
running time: 62 min.
synopsisSet in a remote Russian village located about hundered and sixty kilometres from Moscow, this observational documentary is focused on a group of loggers – illegal migrants from Tajikistan who came to Russia in the hope of finding work. Hired by Russian businesses, they live thousands of kilometres away from their families to whom they send their earnings. The uncompromising endless shots capture the simplicity of the lives of these seasonal workers, and the overall undisciplined style of the filming corresponds well to the unfriendly environment in which they must survive from day to day.
“Yeah, well, life is tough. As they say – it's not a bed of roses. You have to live your life properly... Can you imagine how difficult it must be for our wives?”
biographyAlexey Sukhovey graduated from the Alexander Mozhaisky Military Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, and served in the Russian armed forces from 1996 to 2004. He subsequently participated in and completed several workshops about creating films and documentaries. Guests is his debut feature-length documentary.
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|producer:||Anastasia Alexandrowa, Marie-Odile Gazin|
|photography:||Alexey Sukhovey, Mikhail Kolchin|