De lana caprina

De lana caprina

De lana caprina

  • Elenea Sorokina
  • Russia
  • 2003, 24 min
Photography: Michael Evdokimov
Editing: Timur Vaulin
Sound: Alexandr Zakrevsky, Alexandr Aznaurov
Color: Black and white

None of them can remember, how their ancestors came to Siberia. However, same as them, they go to the mosque every Friday, they cook pelmeni on Saturdays and meet at a local shop on Sundays.

The most important animal is a goat. It is the symbol of home similar as songs of the American singer Sinatra. They listen to them for a half-century already. The LP was brought from war by the grandfather of the small narrator. No one understands the words, except him. He is learning English and believes that one day he will go to the world and will be telling stories about a Russian village with Muslim religion, where they are listening to the Sinatra's American dream.

A natural film of lyric pictures about bizarre harmony of seemingly incompatible parts, about peculiar environment, seen through the eyes of a child and described in his sensitive observations.

Photo Gallery

Glossa-film / Russia /
Festival edition: 2004
Sections: Opus Bonum
Exhibition format: 35 mm


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