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Vostok n° 20

Vostok n° 20

A Short film by Élisabeth Silveiro

Produced by Dolce Vita Films

Production year : 2018


Daily life in a third-class carriage of the Trans-Siberian Express, called Vostok n° 20. Between the lack of comfort, shared meals, boredom, and secrets shared between strangers, people make time go by as best they can. In a breath of wind, the poems by Marina Tsvetaeva, read by Fanny Ardant, clarify the passengers' feelings: their loneliness, their desire for freedom and love. In this convoy as ordinary as it is mythical, the writer's Russia merges with that of the passengers. 

Production and distribution

Executive Producer :

Dolce Vita Films

Photos (5)

Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Claire Chassagne

Director of Photography :

Saulius Lukoševičius

Camera Operator :

Saulius Lukoševičius

Editor :

Benoît Delbove

Music Composer :

Evgueni Galperine

Sound Mixer :

Antoine Faure

Voice-over :

Fanny Ardant

Sound recordist :

Galina Dudakova

Production manager :

Claire Chassagne

Sound Editor :

Antoine Faure

Grader :

Linas Dabriska

Technical details

Short film

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Sub-genre :

Auteur documentary, Research - Experimental

Themes :

Exile, Poetry, Encounters, Dreams, Countries, Nostalgia, Human nature , Identity, Transport, Travel

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Russian, French

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

49 min 51 seconds

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Photographic camera

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