Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Writers:Yuri Arabov, Andrey Platonov (novel)
Stars: Vladimir Degtyarev, Vladimir Gladyshev, Tatyana Goryacheva
Prize of the Leningrad Film Clubs Film Festival "Young Cinema in Leningrad."
Grand Prix of the Jury Bronze Leopard at the 40 th International Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland.
The first full-feature film by Alexander Sokurov. It was originally filmed in 1978 and reconstructed in 1987 at the Lenfilm studios. The film is largely based on Andrei Platonov's River Potudan and Origin of the Master, although it is not a direct film adaptation in the traditional sense but rather a recreation of the spiritual nature of Platonov's prose. ...