THE SON
THE SON

THE SON

Director Alexander Abaturov

Production year 2018

Length 71min.

Country Russia/France

screenings

09 Jul 2018 12:00 Moscow Cinema, Small Red Hall
09 Jul 2018 19:30 Moscow Cinema, Small Red Hall

SYNOPSIS

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

Alexander Abaturov
Alexander Abaturov

Director

Producer

Rebecca Houzel

Script

Alexander Abaturov

Director of Photography

Artiom Petrov, Alexander Kuznetsov, Alexander Abaturov

Sound

Alexander Kalachnikov

Edit

Luc Forveille

Production company

Petit à Petit Production

Alexander Abaturov

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.


Filmography

Sleeping Souls (2013), The Son (2018).

FILMS 2018