Private Project

At work

A short and lyric sketch of city life and routine lives of precarious workers.

The film is based mainly on shots from web-cameras.

  • Margarita Kariuk
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation, Turkey
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Director Biography - Margarita Kariuk


Margarita Kariuk is a freelance film artist.

Born in 1989 in Moscow in a family of film artists. Since the young age I was immersed in a film scene. I participated in various film projects leading by well-known russian film directors, I worked as cameraman and lighting designer mainly within a film crew conducting by my grandfather – prominent director of photography.
After school I studied cinematography in a Russian film school VGIK. After my education I realized that I want to make films as an author in an independent film field, outside the film industry producing commercial and entertaining stuff.
Currently I finished my first middle-length film, where I try to explore the possibilities of blurring the boundaries between fiction and documentary genres.

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Director Statement

I remembered one remark left by some critic about the novel "Gómez Palacio" written by Roberto Bolaño. "It's a kind of floats above a sea of white noise. Never makes a definitive move toward a melody of plot, but leaves you feeling extraordinarily affected", he said. Since I read it I started carefully think about this way of creating a story. I think it is very close how I see a cinema