DIRECTION: Alexander Abaturov
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Paul Guilhaume
PRODUCTION: Rebecca Houzel
EDITION: Alexander Abaturov, Luc Forveille
MUSIC: Benoît de Villeneuve, Delphine Malaussena, Benjamin Morando, Les Percussions de Strasbourg
In the summer 2021, giant fires ravaged nineteen million hectares in northeastern Siberia. Here, at the heart of the taiga, lies the village of Shologon, soon to be coated by a thick cloud of smoke. Spread by the wind, the black ashes carry alarming news: the forest is on fire and the flames are fast approaching. The inhabitants must rally to confront The Dragon.
After graduating from Gorki University, he became a journalist. In 2010, he received a master’s degree from the French documentary School in Lussas. In 2013, he directed his first documentary, Sleeping Souls, awarded with the Institut Français Prize at the Cinéma du Réel Festival. Syn, his first feature length documentary, was premiered in the Berlinale and selected at Cinéma du Réel. His latest film, Paradise (2022), was awarded at IDFA.
Boubacar Sangaré / 83´ / 2022 / Burkina Faso, Benin, Francia
Shaunak Sen / 94´ / 2022 / India , EE. UU. , Reino Unido
Alexander Abaturov / 88´ / 2022 / Suiza, Francia
Nishtha Jain / 90´ / 2022 / India, Países Bajos, Bosnia y Herzegovina, Noruega
Inês T. Alves / 61´ / 2022 / Portugal.