How Big Is the Galaxy?

Хозяин оленей /How Big Is the Galaxy?

Documentary, 2018, 72 min. / 01:12, 16+

Country of Origin: Russian Federation, Estonia

Country of Filming: Russian Federation

Ksenia Elyan Director , Max TuulaProducer Marx Film, Maria GavrilovaProducer Marx Film

Семья Жарковых — отец, мать и двое маленьких сыновей — принадлежат к долганской общине, одному из последних коренных народов, продолжающих традиционную кочевую жизнь на крайнем севере Сибири. У семилетнего Захара и его старшего брата Прокопия уже есть свои олени и своя тундра для кочевья. Захар — любознательный и умный мальчик. Каждый день у него появляется сотня новых вопросов о мире, и он с удивлением обнаруживает, что у его новой учительницы не всегда есть на них ответы.

We search for a key to understanding of freedom, knowledge and civilization in the vast Arctic spaces of Siberia, hundreds miles from human dwellings, through the eyes of a 7-year-old indigenous boy.

Director Biography – Ksenia Elyan

Born in Moscow in 1981, Ksenia has been a professional editor of documentaries, TV programs, commercials and other video productions since 2000. She also works as a film director and DoP. In 2010 she graduated from Moscow’s School of Documentary Film and Theater of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov as a documentary director. Her debut mid-length documentary Uncle Vova premiered at Russia’s most important documentary festival Artdocfest in 2010. As a DoP she also participated in such internationally recognized projects as The Term (2014, premiered at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival; Amnesty International Award at WatchDocs in Warsaw) and My Friend Boris Nemtsov (2016, Best Documentary at the Krakow Film Festival). How Big is the Galaxy? is Ksenia’s full-length documentary debut.

IDFA Amsterdam Netherlands November 17, 2018 world premiere

Distribution information :

Marx Film, Country: Estonia, Rights: All Rights

New Docs, Country: Germany, Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device

https://www.kinopoisk.ru/film/1248005/dates/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9233172/