The Road Movie

    • Dmitrii Kalashnikov
    • Belarus, Russia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia
    • 2016
    • 67 min
    • World Premiere
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance
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    If you like car crash compilations and Russians with foul mouths, you will love this fascinating mosaic of asphalt adventures and landscape photography, in which video footage from a variety of dashboard cameras presents the absurd and frightening nature of Russia. Alongside a series of bizarre car accidents on the country’s roads, the dashboard cameras also capture other spectacles through the windshield, such as a hysterical wedding guest, a confused man and a horse-drawn sleigh. More than once, angry motorists brandish axes, pistols or sledgehammers at the camera, and at times the camera itself seems to come to life, when it is chucked out of the car or stolen by someone breaking in. The footage of spectacular trips through a forest fire, tall snowdrifts or flooded streets is almost poetic – and what’s that up there in the sky? Is it a plane crashing, or could it be a comet? Bemused commentary from unseen drivers and passengers or the sound of the car radio provides unintentionally comical moments. Would someone please call 911?

    Credits

    • 67 min
    • color
    • DCP
    • Spoken languages: Russian
    • Subtitles in: English
    Director
    Dmitrii Kalashnikov
    Production
    Volia Chajkouskaya for Volia Films
    Co-production
    Novi Film, Eight and a Half Studio
    Editing
    Dmitrii Kalashnikov
    World Sales
    Syndicado Film Sales
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    IDFA history

    2016
    World Premiere
    IDFA Competition for First Appearance

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