Moscow's famous electric train starts off at the station. Some people doze off, others read; others are deeply involved in their own thoughts. We hear some snippets of conversations and mobile phones ringing. Someone tries to sell beautifully embroidered table cloths; a lovely little cat escapes from someone's basket. Sometimes a jazz ensemble plays on the train or a single accordion player sings "Spasiba, izn..." The film was made as a part of the programme 'Poland - Russia. A New Look.
I keep recurring to this moment: that time death was quite near. It took my friend, but left me. It all cost me just a fortnight in hospital. I celebrated New Year's Eve there. A friend brought some vodka, and we ate just snow from the ledge. Thus a new year began, the strangest year of my life, when I understood that I was losing everything, without knowing the reason of it. The first year of a new life which, for some reason, was granted to me.
Anan'evskij lane, 4/2 bld.1, apt. 73