SILENT SOULS

OVSYANKI

By Aleksei FEDORCHENKO

MEMENTO FILMS INTERNATIONAL (MFI) - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2010


Festivals
& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2010
Competition Osella for Best Cinematography
Abu Dhabi FF 2010
Narrative Feature Competition Best Narrative Film
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2010
EurAsia Jury Prize for Best Cinematographer
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Aleksei FEDORCHENKO
    • Writer(s)
    • Denis OSOKIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Igor MISHIN (April Mig Pictures Films Company), Mary NAZARI (Media Mir Foundation)
    • Synopsis
    • When Miron's beloved wife Tanya passes away, he asks his best friend Aist to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of the Merya culture, an ancient Finno-Ugric tribe from Lake Nero, a picturesque region in West-Central Russia. Although the Merya people assimilated into Russians in the 17th century, their myths and traditions live on in their descendants' modern life.
The two men set out on a road trip thousands of miles across the boundless lands. With them, two small birds in a cage. 
Along the way, as is custom for the Meryas, Miron shares intimate memories of his conjugal life. 
But as they reach the banks of the sacred lake where they will forever part with the body, he realizes he wasn't the only one in love with Tanya...
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