A young fruit breeder Leonid Yets comes to the evacuation to the south in 1943 in order to bring out a new variety of apples. He finds the diaries of a man who recently died with a strange death. A decent woman is accused of the murder, and Yets together with his fellow, a Freudian painter Pierre, is trying to find the true cause of death. To do this, they will not only sink into the memories and dreams of the deceased writer, but also into the history of Russia of the 1920s. Leonid is sure that everything has its own reasons, and the world is reasonable and logical. But the world is more complicated.
Silver St. George - Best Director | Moscow IFF, Russia, 1921
White Elephant - Best Production Designer | Russian Guild of Film Critics, Russia, 2022
CAST & CREW
Andrey Savelev, Artem Vasilyev, Dmitriy Vorobyov, Aleksey Fedorchenko
Aleksey Fedorchenko, Lidia Kanashova
Director of Photography
Ilya Belov, Konstantin Itunin, Javohir Zakirov, Alyona Artyomova, Aleksandr Blinov
29th February Film Company, Metrafilms, SAGa
Aleksey Fedorchenko is a famous Russian film director, scriptwriter and producer. He is one of the central figures in the Russian independent new auteur film wave. He has numerous international awards for his achievements both as the director and scriptwriter. He has degrees in Engineering and Economics (Ural Polytechnic Institute) and in Film Studies & Scriptwriting from VGIK (Russian State University of Cinematography). Originally getting involved in the film industry from a financial background in 1990 (when he had become the deputy director of Sverdlovsk Film Studio) Aleksey Fedorchenko moved into the studio’s production department. Since 2000, he has managed and participated in the production of over 80 films. Since 2004, Aleksey Fedorchenko is a co-owner, chief film director and the general producer of 29th February Film Company.
David (doc., 2002), Children of White Grave (doc., 2003), The First on the Moon (2005), Shosho (2006), Railway (2008), Banya Day (2008), Shuvgey Wind (doc., 2009), Oatmeal (2010), Australia (doc., 2012), Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari (2012), Angels of Revolution (2014), Anna’s War (2018), Transition Times Cinema (doc., 2019), The Last Darling Bulgaria (2021).