This Russian school for cadets has frozen in time. Although the boys can use mobile phones to talk to their family members and surf online and the military drill classes include ballet exercises, the spirit and thinking about the power of the eastern empire seem to have remained unchanged for years. The camera patiently portrays students giving them an opportunity to speak about themselves and also captures them in various everyday situations. The documentary shows the picture of regular boys who have become entangled in dangerous mechanisms at a young age.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Alex Evstigneev

Written by: Alex Evstigneev

Produced by: Alex Kozmenko

Cinematography: Alex Evstigneev, Liza Popova

Editing: Sasha Gusarova

Original Score: Iliya Nasirov

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2020