Кадр из фильма «Krai»
  • 123 min.
  • russian, german, english, italian
  • english

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Russian-born director Aleksey Lapin travels back to his relatives’ home village near the Ukrainian border, where he himself used to spend every summer. The film crew introduce themselves at a specially organized musical event, claiming that they have come to cast a historical film that is to be set in the village. What follows is a charming, semi-fictional documentary by and with the village community. The cinematography in black and white is notable, full of references to classic Russian films, timeless and timely at the same time. Lapin’s feature-length debut is not only an affectionate local portrait with a sense for the absurd, but also a film about film.



Aleksey Lapin
Aleksey Lapin
Adrian Campean
Thomas Herberth, Florian Brüning
Sound operator
Jaroslaw Redkin, Yuriy Todorov

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