Hermit

Russia, 2018, 67 min.

Director

Artyom Moskalev

Producer

Sergei Zernov

Scenario

Artyom Moskalev

Rights Holder

Gorky Film Studio

DOP

Gleb Filatov

Production

Gorky Film Studio

For the last 22 years, Viktor Stepanov has lived deep in the forest, five kilometres from the nearest village. His home is a canopy of dense fabric in several layers, an iron stove and an earthen floor. Thoughts about nature and man’s place in the biosphere have accompanied Viktor all his life. He says that after nine months living in the forest you are left "naked": one-on-one with yourself. At times there is nowhere to hide from melancholy, but the hermit draws strength from his unbreakable bond with the natural environment.

HONORS
2018 Message to Man IFF (Russia) ­– World Premiere
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Artyom Moskalev

Born in 1988 in Moscow. Graduated from Moscow State University (Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, 2010), German Sidakov Drama School (Directing, 2012) and Moscow School of New Cinema (Directing, 2015). Directed a short film FREE DAYS (2015).

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