Ice-hole 

Director: Andrey Silvestrov

Language: Russian

 

Film takes action during one day – the day of orthodox baptism. On this day as a tradition many religious Russians are diving into the ice cold water of the ice-hole. News channels are actively covering these events. Film characters are: Oligarch, Artist, Russian President and Drunkard. Each one of them is becoming TV report figures: the President is trying to find out about the future of Russian Federation from the Pike, the Artist is searching for the fame, the Oligarch is trying to hide his money into the ice-hole and the Alcoholic is searching for his missing wife. In modern Russia – TV has replaced the realty by itself. Viewer believes in the television and rejects reality that surrounds him. In every home there is a TV-set – in which he dives into the ice-hole of virtual reality. Broadcasters and reporters, heroes and commentators are all talking with verses; this lays emphasis on an absolute absurd of these events. Our film is an ironical portrait of the modern Russia.

 

Russia | Drama | 75 min | 2016