26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Golden Buttons

The Golden Buttons

director: Alexey Evstigneev
original title: Zolotye Pugovicy
country: Russia
year: 2019
running time: 19 min.


“Everyone can accomplish a heroic act in their life” hammers home the instructor. But such a destiny is prepared for in the presidential school of cadets that trains volunteer teenagers to serve in the National Guard created by Putin in 2016. Alex Evstigneev photographs these future heroes, whose extreme fragility on the verge of an iron indoctrination he reveals with sound and images.


Alex Evstigneev was born and grown in Shatura, Russia. He has been studying Documentary Filmmaking at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography n.a. Sergej Gerasimov (also known as VGIK), course of Viktor Lisakovich and Alexej Geleyn. He took part in Talent Campus Fajr International Film Festival in 2019. Alex makes documentaries, animations, short films, commercials, and music videos. 

more about film

director: Alexey Evstigneev
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
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