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Films & Schedules - RUSSIA

HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER

Fri, Feb 18, 2011
at 9:15 PM (B2)
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Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 1 PM (B2)
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Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 5 PM (B1)
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HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER

DIRECTOR: Alexei Popogrebsky - RUSSIA

Just out of school, young Pavel arrives at a remote meteorological research station in the frozen Russian Arctic. It’s to be a summer of learning and adventure under the tutelage of the wise and crusty Sergei, whose multi-year tour of duty is coming to an end. Misplaced confidence and youthful immaturity lead to a string of potentially deadly deceptions. The deliberate pace of life in the Arctic, combined with the disorienting round-the-clock sunlight, sets the stage for a thriller infused with equal parts psychological trauma and physical endurance. A meditation on man’s ability to cope with harsh nature and extreme...

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SILENT SOULS

Fri, Feb 11, 2011
at 6:15 PM (B3)
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Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 4:45 PM (WH)
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SILENT SOULS

DIRECTOR: Aleksei Fedorchenko - RUSSIA

The rites and rituals of the Merja people, an ethnic minority in a former Finnish enclave that became part of Russia under Ivan the Terrible, form the backbone of this lyrical, dreamlike movie about love and loss. After his beloved wife Tanja dies, Miron, the head of a paper factory in the town of Myra, calls on his best friend, Aist, to aid him on a journey to take Tanja to her final ritual farewell. As their road trip unfolds, it becomes apparent that Aist and Tanja were once more than friends. Along the way, the Merja myths and traditions...

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