This is a film about a man who is always searching for something. He collect stones. He believes that stones have soul. It is in human nature to search answers for eternal questions, to seek God. Not only in the sky, but also on the Earth and in the ground. Alexandr Matora is absolutely sure that stones are living creatures. He can talk to stones and hear what they say. Alexandr Matora's workshop is a small shed, stacked with different devices for cutting and polishing stones. His own house, loudly named “Museum of the Stone”, is also too small for the collection of minerals exhibited in glass cases. Someone should say he is strange. But “strange” is so near to “stranger”. It's not so bad to be a stranger in this world and to believe strange things and miracles.
Lenin. The Price of Authority
In statements about Lenin, as a rule, there are two diametrically opposite points of view. For some, it's the torch, the genius of all time; for others, he is the emanation of evil. But in all these perspectives, either the great saint or the great villain has one thing in common - "the great". How did this man break through not only the history of Russia, but influenced the history of the world, too. Perhaps the answer lies in his specific personality, as shown in the film. The filmmakers tried to show Lenin through the memories of those who knew him - his colleagues, contemporaries and friends. The documents and photographs used in film come from the Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History which was, until recently closed, to researchers.