Across the Don
Across the Don

Across the Don

Director Evgeny Grigoriev

Production year 2016

Length 86min.

Country Russia


This film is a part of a crossmedia project, that includes City Code Cinema Lab, where simple citizens explore their hometown under guidance of professionals from the cinema industry. Plot aims to find out territory’s peculiarities — city code. Each of 8 stories reveals an important place or character to make up the collective portrait: butcher, who used to be a jazzman, artist from the marketplace, dancer fireman, Rostov’s beauty and many others. While exploring the world through the lens, participants step by step change their attitude to the daily environment and themselves, discover questions to answer in front of spectator all over again. .


Evgeny Grigoriev
Evgeny Grigoriev



Anna Selyanina


Evgeny Grigoriev, Maria Zelinskaya

Director of Photography

Artem Anisimov and others

Music by

Sergey Bobunets


Yuri Grishin


Konstantin Larionov and others

Production company(ies)

«Pervoe Kino» Film Company

Evgeny Grigoriev

Evgeny Grigoriev studied at the Department of Journalism and worked on TV, graduated from the All Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). Made nine films and received several awards at festivals, made few commercials, video clips and series, staged two theatre performances. Leader of The City’s Code Cinema Lab and the President of Russian Documentary Guild.


Lekha Online (2001), How to Save the World (2002), Moscow Holidays. Home Video (2002), Blacksmiths of Their Own Happiness (2003), The Battle for Ukraine (2012), Territory (2012), Waiting for the Barbarians (2014), Across the Don (2016), Pro Rock (2016).

FILMS 2016