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Svyato

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Year of participation 2006
Program Documentary Competition

Svyato
Producer(s) Victor Kossakovsky
Director(s) Victor Kossakovsky
Script Victor Kossakovsky, Tatiana Stepanova
Director of Photography Victor Kossakovsky, Juriy Shvedov
Music by Alexandr Popov
Sound Alexander Dudarev
Edit Victor Kossakovsky
Production company(-ies) Kossakovsky Film Production
 

Synopsis

Svyato is the first film in a planned trilogy (working title Palindrome) by director Victor Kossakovsky. "Svyato" means both "happy, clear, joyful," as well as "holy." But Svyato is also the short form for Svyatoslav - the nickname of the two-year-old subject of this film. For the first time in his life, Svyato looks in the mirror. Simultaneously, his reflection is recorded by three HD cameras. Kossakovsky calls Svyato a film about "self-cognition and loneliness." "A baby can be surrounded by love; parents can play with him and teach him things, but no one can help him with the most important questions. Who am I? With a question like that, you are on your own. You can read a lot of books about love or God, but in the end, you are the only one who can answer the question as to whether they exist or not."

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