Archive of films Hare Hunting / Ochota na zajcev
2003, 23 min
Section: East of the West - Competition
A mother takes her son to the country to say goodbye to his dead grandmother. The boy still doesn’t understand death’s implications, and so he tries to get his grieving grandfather to go with him into the woods after hares...
Bitter cold. A mother takes her son to the country to say goodbye to his dead grandmother. The boy still doesn’t understand death’s implications, he only notes the unnatural cold of his grandmother’s body. He tries to get his grieving grandfather to go with him into the woods after hares. Grandpa obliges him and they wander around the snowy landscape all day long. A big white hare emerges from the woods near their small fire, and against all regulations, the grandfather kills it with an axe. In shock over the act he has committed he is reduced to tears.
About the director
Igor Voloshin (b. 1974) studied acting at the State Theatre Institute in Yaroslavl (1996) before returning to his native Sevastopol to work at a local theatre. He then studied documentary and television filmmaking at Moscow’s VGIK film school, graduating in 2000. Filmography: Mesivo (2000) and Bitch (Suka, 2002), reflecting the atmosphere of the Chechen War (screened in last year’s documentary competition at Karlovy Vary). The short film Hare Hunting,(2003) is drawn from Kenji Maruyama’s story In the Snow was made at Sverdlovsk Film Studios.
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About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||East of the West - Competition|
|Screenplay:||Alexej Fedorčenko / Alexey Fedorchenko|
|Dir. of Photography:||Andrej Najdenov / Andrey Naydenov|
|Music:||Leonid Fjodorov / Leonid Fedorov, Anton Guzev, Sainkho Namtchylack|
|Editor:||Ljudmila Zalogněvová / Ludmila Zalogneva|
|Producer:||Alexej Fedorčenko / Alexey Fedorchenko|
|Production:||Sverdlovsk Film Studio|
|Cast:||Pjotr Zajčenko / Piotr Zaychenko, Roma Medveděv / Roma Medvedev, Olga Simjonovová / Olga Simonova|
|Contact:||Sverdlovsk Film Studio|
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