Third-Class Travel

Russia, 2017, 80 min.

Director

Rodion Ismailov

Producer

Rodion Ismailov,
Fridrikh Ku

Scenario

Rodion Ismailov

Rights Holder

Producing centre “Eccentrics”

DOP

Mikhail Gorobchuk

Production

Producing centre “Eccentrics”

A documentary film which recounts the lives of passengers travelling on  the  longest railway route in the world. The director tells the stories and  fortunes of ordinary Russians met by chance on the Moscow-Vladivostok train. The endless journey is a metaphor of the country in perpetual motion, while the passengers’ stories form a social portrait of contemporary Russian society.

HONORS
2017 Der neue Heimatfilm IFF (Austria) – Best Documentary
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Rodion Ismailov

Born in Azerbaijan. In 1998 graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Cinematography and Television, specialized in film-directing. 1997-1999 – general director of “Deboshir Film Studio”. 2000-2005 – president of Saint Petersburg Fund “Independent Cinema”. Since 2009 he is the director and producer in producing centre “DC Film”. Author of films NOMADS (2010), MY KITH AND KIN (2013), THIRD-CLASS TRAVEL (2017).

Selected filmography

2017 Third-Class Travel