The Land of Oz

Vasiliy Sigarev

On the morning of the first day of the year, when Lenka Shabadinova visits an apartment along with her sister to beat up a Greek man there - a badly conceived undertaking with unpleasant consequences - she can’t suspect that this is far from the strangest thing that will happen to her this day.
Roaming through Yekaterinburg, she goes looking for the kiosk where she is supposed to have her first day at work. The city and its eccentric inhabitants, including a drunk who challenges her to wrestle in the snow and a musician who is very eager to show her his new music video, have different plans for the passive young woman, however. Former Tiger candidate Vasiliy Sigarev (Living) shows the tragedy of everyday life in the Ural in an eccentric and radical absurdist style that is reminiscent of his compatriot Aleksey Balabanov, who died in 2013.


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Filmmaker
Vasiliy Sigarev
Country
Russia
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
95’
Language
Russian
Producer
Sofiko Kiknavelidze
Production Company
White Mirror Film Company
Sales
Antipode Sales & Distribution
Writer
Vasiliy Sigarev, Andrey Ilenkov
Cinematography
Dmitriy Ulyukaev
Editor
Dasha Danilova
Production Design
Anton Polikarpov
Sound Design
Vladimir Golovnitskiy
Cast
Yana Troyanova