Belgium, Russia


Fedor is a young locksmith in Murmansk, a frozen city in the darkness of the Russian arctic. He wanders from client to client through the concrete alleyways driven by a fantasy that isolates him from the city and its inhabitants. His dreams erode his sense of reality, opening the door to a phantasmagorical universe: a second sun rises over the horizon.

Director's Biography

Dorian Jespers (1993) is a Belgian filmmaker. He studied Cinematography at INSAS and Directing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Gent, an education that focuses strongly on the development of a filmmaker's personal audio-visual language. This is reflected in his experimental fantasy MA film, Sun Dog. A project for which Jespers graduated with the highest distinction, received the Horlait-Dapsens prize and was offered the Wildcard by the Flemish Audiovisual Funds. The film had its world premiere in IFFR's Ammodo Tiger Short Competition.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Dorian Jespers

Written by: Dorian Jespers

Produced by: Gust Van Den Berghe

Cinematography: Arnaud Alberola, Dorian Jespers

Editing: Omar Guzman

Production Design: Zara van den Bergh

Original Score: Felix Casaer

Sound Design: Thomas Becka

Main Cast: Alexander Pronkin

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2020