Altaj Republic in Russia is going to be the "Russian Las Vegas". The main character, Dimon, decides to buy the first slot machine with the hope to succeed in the new sphere of business.
Film is about everyday life of reindeer-breeders in polar Ural mountain region of Russia. Protagonist of the film is 17 years old farmer Gosha, who owns in his comparatively little age rather big deer farm. It's a film-portrait, film-destiny of the human and the silent melody of a mankind.
The Film is about three leading countries, which used to play an important role in the 1st steps of space conquest: USA, Russia and the People's Republic of China. Using unknown chronicles the film displays a long way of investigation and discovery. It is not only a success that follows the mankind on his way to future progress, it is also stagnancy and dificulties and sometimes- cruel loses. This film can be seen as a requiem for the victims of space exploration process.
The Polar Explorer
Protagonists of the film are polar explorer Tomash Petrovsky, the chief of a floating station "Northern Pole SP-33" and his mother Romualda Flyorovna, waiting for his son in a small Byelorussian village Petrovskaya. Eternal story of a son, who leaves the house for dangerous and exhausting scientific work in the deep of the North and his mother, waiting and praying for him in warm land with flourishing garden and bumbling bees.
Hidden world of booths on the streets of a big city and portraits of the people who work inside those booths day after day. "When I was a child I used to walk around town, and I often noticed people sitting in booths. And I asked myself: Why are they sitting there? Maybe they are serving out some sort of punishment. What are they doing inside their booths? What are they thinking about? They're probably hot in there. Or maybe they're cold. Do they have home? A family? What kind of people are they?" - the film in ironical manner tries to answer these questions. It's a film about big city people living inside their booths...
Circus is a place where lives intersect and dizzy stunts are performed, the main of which is called "destiny". In the lives of the children emerges Larisa, who is the stage director and the manager of a children's circus. Will the simple tricks and the juggling balls become the cause to address the main issues? Will the children be art and part in a dashing circus flight? Or will they disappear into thin air in the labyrinths of indifference and neglect? Can the rhythm of rehearsals become their pulse and their hope? Will they entre… the arena?
The Emperor Who Knew the Fate
Author systematized the little-known facts of the biography of the last Russian Emperor Nicolai II. For example: in September, 1896, during Nicolai's visit to the Great Britain, Prince of Wales shows him the horoscope for date of his birth, made earlier by famous English predictor. The prediction spoken about two future wars. Emperor makes a decision 'to overcome the Fate': to organize a world conference on disarmament for prevention of wars (the Hague peace conference, May, 1899). Later he tried to overcome a Fate decisively in March, 1905 (an attempt to abdicate and to head the Russian Orthodox Church), and then again and again - but he could not. His attempts to overcome a Fate is the main essence and content of the film.
I Will Forget This Day
You can forget. You have to forget. It's impossible to forget... A woman's feelings and thoughts just before having an abortion.
Uncle Tolya's Cabin
Uncle Tolya lives in a small Russian village in Vologda province. He has an unusual habit of writing letters about his life to the Presidents of Russia and the USA. And, believe it or not, they write him back.
Bread For Bird
A young woman’s journey into the past begins in a grey city with a death-defying leap off a strange industrial building – it is hard to say whether the building is derelict or under construction. She continues her quest over fields and through thickets in a misty autumn landscape. She ends up in a house in a deserted village and finds an old woman waiting for her. The old woman’s tales focus on an individual’s destiny and suffering in the upheavals that shook Russia in the last century. The tales go back further into the past and culminate in a beautifully reconstructed ancient rite, the Bride’s Lament, a feature of rural Russian weddings.