Dima was killed on the 23rd of May 2013 at the age of 21. Enlisted in the Russian army, he was shot in the head during a military operation in Dagestan. His parents face the void following his death, whilst the army continues to train young soldiers for future missions. The two universes intertwine to portray what Dima's life was like and its brutal end.
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Artiom Petrov, Alexander Kuznetsov, Alexander Abaturov
Petit à Petit Production
After graduating from Moscow Gorki University, he became a journalist. In 2010, he obtained a Master Degree from the French documentary School in Lussas. In 2013, he made his first documentary, Sleeping Souls, selected in numerous festivals and awarded the Institut Français Prize at the Cinéma du Réel Festival. The Son is his first feature length documentary.
Sleeping Souls (2013), The Son (2018).