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WHO CAN BE HAPPY AND FREE

2014

HD video, 15 min 32 sec

Road movie. Experimental documentary.
The film is inspired by the poem of 19th century written by Nikolay Nekrasov. Nekrasov started writing “Who is happy and free in Russia” straight after the serfdom abolition in Russia in 1863 and was working on it for 14 years. The poem tells the story of seven free men, and their travels on a long journey all over Russia, trying to answer the question: who is happy and free?


In the 21st century those seven free men are coming back to the same road in the search for happiness, but in the context of contemporary Russia.