Robinsons of Mantsinsaari

  • 57'
  • Germany
  • 2009
The film tells a story of two elderly men who are the last residents of what is now a Russian-controlled island in Lake Lagoda. Although they are the island's sole inhabitants, they do not speak to each other. One is of Belarussian origin, the other of Finnish origin. And between the two, there is a long history. Occasionally, though, the younger of the two men climbs up on a hill during the evening to see whether the light is still burning at his neighbour's house.
With the wonderfully pristine nature and irreplaceable animals who fulfil the function of friends, the film is almost nostalgic for what will presently cease to exist.
Director
Victor Asliuk
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Germany, Belarus, Finland, Poland
Production Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2009
Length
57'
Medium
Betacam Digi PAL
Language
Belarusian
Producers
Heino Deckert, Kaarle Aho
Production Companies
ma.ja.de., Making Movies, Belsat TV
Sales
Deckert Distribution
Screenplay
Victor Asliuk, Volha Dashuk
Editor
Victor Asliuk