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Beyond the White Programme 2022

by Evgeny Kalachikhin Focus Competition

In the middle of a breath-taking northern Russian landscape, only a few dozen people live in their traditional houses. They have learned to live with the wild nature of the White Sea, where sand, stone and water leave their mark. Cut off from modern infrastructure and almost forgotten by the regional administration, the people manage their daily lives with the simplest of means. Time seems to pass more slowly here than elsewhere, but even the last inhabited house will soon be empty. Evgeny Kalachikhin's debut film is characterised by melancholic beauty and social change. BEYOND THE WHITE uses poetic images and atmospheric music to capture the fate of forgotten Russian villages.

About the director(s)

Evgeny Kalachikhin studied to be a cutter at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. He is the recipient of a diploma in directing from the VGIK film school in Russia and a diploma in journalism from the University of Moscow. He has worked for more than ten years for Russian TV as a director and editor. Kalachikhin has lived in Berlin since 2013. BEYOND THE WHITE, his debut feature-length fiction film, world premieres at ZFF.

Filmography: Beyond the White (2021) | Zyklus 2217 (short, co-director, 2019)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2021
  • Runtime: 90 Min
  • Languages: Russian
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Evgeny Kalachikhin
  • Screenplay: Anastasia Gorokhova
  • Cinematography: Aleksandra Medianikova
  • Editors: Evgeny Kalachikhin, Nina Bärmann, Alexey Prokhorov
  • Sound: Dima Grishkov
  • Music: Dilyara Gabitova
  • Producer: Nina Bärmann
  • World Sales: Taskovski Films Ltd.
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