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Dream is Gone, The

English title: Dream is Gone, The
Original title: COH
German title: Dream is Gone, The *
Russia, 2021

Director: Batova, Maria
Production company: Maria Batova
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 91 min.
Film genre: Feature film

In the midst of an enchanted swamp landscape, Alyona surprises her biological father, who knew nothing about her. He lives his life in sparse simplicity. He did not choose this isolation by chance. The veteran returned from the First Chechen War severely traumatised. But Alyona also has a terrible childhood behind her and is now on a confrontational course. Embedded in Russia's mystical natural worlds, the film uses impressive images to shed light on the consequences of war - for those who have to fight it out on the front lines and for those who stay behind. No matter what their origins. Moreover, Maria Batova manages with great empathy to tell of Alyona's sense of a lost youth and to develop a story about understanding and forgiveness that achieves great things in small ways.

Shanghai IFF 2021, Moscow IFF 2021, Vittorio Veneto CFF 2022, Cottbus IFF 2023

World sales address/es:
Cinepromo (RU)