Film Details

Nomination Category:

Best Feature Film

Ceremony Year:



Russian Federation


Alexander Rodnyansky and Sergey Melkumov


Marianna Sardarova


Andrey Zvyagintsev

Best Feature FilmKolia lives in a small town near the Barents Sea, in North Russia. He has his own auto-repair shop. His shop stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son from a previous marriage, Roma.
Vadim Shelevyat, the Mayor of the town, wants to take away his business, his house and his land. First he tries buying it off Kolia, but Kolia cannot stand losing everything he has, not only the land, but also all the beauty that has surrounded him since the day of his birth. So Vadim Shelevyat starts being more aggressive.