Matryoshka. Russian doll

The absence of a man in the family is a given, which is genetically incorporated in Russia. We find confirmation of this even in the traditional toys of Russia. A Matryoshka is a nested doll. All of her children are collected in a large mother-doll. But there was no place for the father. The father's place is at war.

  • Maksim Smirnov
  • Slava Mikhaylov
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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  • Shooting Format:
    35mm, HDV
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Director Biography - Maksim Smirnov

Born in 1978 in Moscow. In 2000 he graduated from Moscow state University with diploma of the Director of theatrical performances. In 2001 he moved to Nizhny Tagil, worked in the specialty in the Palace of culture. In 2004 he started to work in video production. Upon returning to Moscow he worked in TV "Moscow", KHL TV, "Lifenews". Collaborated with the Studio of documentary films of Andrei Shemyakin. Today is an independent author and documentarian. Since 2022 live in Istanbul, Turkey

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Peace to all