• Ilya Povolotsky
  • Russia, Qatar
  • 2019
  • 84 min
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for First Appearance
Froth depicts the customs and everyday life on the coast of the Barents Sea, focusing on three ordinary people. Bardak is an old sea dog who retired to lead a hard life in a remote abandoned village. Sasha and his team of self-taught divers raise World War II shipwrecks, which is considered to be impossible by experts. Young reckless poacher Dima “Catastrophe” evades capture and reads his daughter a fairy-tale all in one evening. The characters share an incredible blend of humility, inherent rebelliousness, a specific moral code and attitude to life. Only on these severe seashores can they find peace as they hustle through the days and the waves making froth.

This film will only be available in Docs for Sale on November 22, after its World Premiere.


Ilya Povolotsky
Anna Shalashina for BLACKCHAMBER


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85', DCP, color
Spoken languages

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World Premiere
IDFA Competition for First Appearance

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