By Kristina PAUSTIAN

FAKTURA FILM - as SALES All rights

Social issues - Completed 2015

SWIMMERS (Zaplyv) is a sketch of an extraordinary attempt, on the border of science, cosmology and psychedelic trance theatre, to achieve and maintain collective belief in post-communist Russia.

& Awards

Vision du Reel 2015
Regard Neuf
Message to Man International Film Festival 2015
Duisburger Filmwoche 2015
ARTE Award
Torino Film Festival 2015
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 77 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kristina PAUSTIAN
    • Synopsis
    • A controversial Soviet scientist Boris Zolotov decided to leave the scientific circles to follow private beliefs. He has gathered around him hundreds of disciples. Like many in the group, young Ekaterina was led there by many unanswered questions. Together with Boris Zolotov, she discusses concepts of happiness in today´s Russia. Swimmers is an observation of this extraordinary attempt to achieve and maintain collective belief, on the border of cosmology, science and psychedelic trance theater.