Archive of films Metropolitan Fast Train / Stoličnyj skoryj

2003, 30 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2004

A young seamstress named Katya has thought up a pastime: she and a friend like to lift up their skirts as the express passes by. Once, a bottle is thrown from the train containing a message from a certain Misha. The next time the train stops and an older man gets off. Scared, the girls scarper. Katya looks elsewhere for love… 


Young Katya is an inveterate daydreamer, and her dreams generally swirl with love. This is nothing to wonder at because she sits in a factory all day sewing at a machine. She has the pick of the local boys who like to grab a guitar and meet in an abandoned train car. She and a girlfriend compensate for their lack of sexual experience by showing off: they hitch up their skirts as the train passes by. Once a bottle is thrown from the train containing a promising love letter from a certain Misha. The girls repeat their exhibitionism. One day the train stops and a somewhat older conductor gets off. The terrified girls scarper and Katya decides on other means to satisfy her love longings.

About the director

Artem Antonov (b. 1978, Leningrad) is studying at the State Film and Television University in Petersburg. For Dram (2001) he was awarded Best Director at the Piterkit FF and Best Film at the White Nights student festival in Petersburg. Stuff (2002) took the Main Prize at the “Beginning” FF, the Lenfilm Prize and an award at the Piterkit FF. At Piterkit he also won Best Feature for Metropolitan Fast Train (Stolichnyi skoryi, 2003).


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About the film

Color, 35 mm
International premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
Director: Artem Antonov
Screenplay: Světlana Děmidovová / Svetlana Demidova
Dir. of Photography: Andrej Vorobjov / Andrei Vorobiov
Music: Michail Chajit / Mikhail Khait
Producer: Igor Kalenov
Production: Nikola Film
Cast: Anna Slinko, Polina Vorobjovová / Polina Vorobiova
Contact: Nikola Film


Artem Antonov

Film Director

Igor Kalenov



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