Siberia. The search for truth. The first film of Fate (1988)

Documentary №62339, 3 parts, duration: 0:29:49
Production: LSDF
Director:Andrej Pavlovich
Screenwriters:Aleksandr Bogatirev
Camera operators:Vadim Donec, Lev Rozhin, Aleksandr Ivanov
Sound mixer:Mihail Podtakuj


In this picture, the authors depart from the usual cliches too much supply of Siberia as a region of great buildings and inexhaustible reserves of natural raw materials. The film is built on the monologues of ordinary people whose private lives have reflected the difficult historical fate of the region.

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Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God.

Driving over the river in a narrow gorge(aerial shots).

Icon of St.

Innocent of Irkutsk.

Siberian landscape.

The old Siberian (synchronously), about how they lived in the old days.

The old man carries some logs and puts them in the woodpile. the firewood is stacked.

Grandfather goes into his house.

The old man is sitting on a chair in the room.

The birch grove is still in the snow.

Two boys are walking near a birch grove.

The boys stand and look at the camera.

General plan of the village.

horse branding.

A herd of horses runs along a village street.

The old man gets on the bike and drives away.

Passage on a suspended wooden bridge..

A group of people sit on the green grass against the backdrop of the mountains.

A woman plays the balalaika and sings ditties.

An old woman talks about her life(synchronously).

Blooming meadow.

General view of the village.

A motorcyclist drives along a village street.

Locations: Siberia [926]

Seasons: Spring [825]

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The bell tower.

View of the river and the city from the bell tower.

The coat of arms of Irkutsk on the monument with an eagle.

A man makes toys out of clay.

Concert of ancient music in the museum.

A young American with Russian roots (synchronously)about the Decembrists.

Bust of Pushkin.

Old wooden house.

Ready-made toys on the shelf next to the phone.

The grave is near the church.

Wooden church.

A man plays a clay whistle.

An old etching.

A man (synchronously) about the sacrifice of the wives of the Decembrists and Protopop Avvakum.

A small chapel on the riverbank.

Village street.

A man tells how he made a stool with a single knife(synchronously).

Museum exhibition.

Carpentry tools.

The man continues the story (synchronously) about how they lived in the 30s, how their father was arrested.

Family photos.

Locations: Siberia [926]

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An old carpenter sits in his workshop.

A man and a woman are sitting on a bench near the house.

A woman talks about how they lived (synchronously).

Wooden house with carvings.

A man and a woman are sitting on a bench near the house.

A man plays the accordion.

The funeral bus stands near the church.

There are people nearby.

Old engravings and photographs of the Kyakhta, through which all the trade in tea and silk went.

Cows in the pasture.

Interior view of the ruined church.

A woman tells how the church was closed (synchronously).

The church is equipped in the house.

Church service.

Rural street.

The girl runs towards her grandfather in a protective beekeeper's mask.

The girl sits with her grandfather in the apiary and eats honey with white bread.

Landscape with areas of mown meadows in the middle of the forest.

Dirt road.


A house with boarded-up windows.

Shooting from a helicopter, flying over the river and the village.

Locations: Siberia [926]

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