Private Project

The Next Stop Is Kodoku

Sometimes loneliness is just a stop you should take...

孤独, (kodoku) – loneliness
The next stop is Kodoku is a documentary that tries to tell a personal story of a foreigner in Japan. The emphasis is on the personal stories of the participants, for whom the move to Japan turned out to be a turning point in their lives. The social isolation caused by the way of life in the country makes foreigners look at their lives and the events that take place completely differently. Thus, the clash of mentalities and lifestyles does not result in conflict, but in a way of self-therapy for a representative of another culture. In this forced loneliness a person finds the answers to the questions of life.

  • Svetlana Bogdanovskaia
  • Svetlana Bogdanovskaia
  • Svetlana Bogdanovskaia
  • Maria Maksimova
  • Aleksei Martyniuk
  • Svetlana Bogdanovskaia
    Key Cast
    "Svetlana Bogdanovskaia"
  • Shigeru Nishikawa
    Key Cast
    "Hiroyuki "
  • Timo Essig
    Key Cast
    "Timo Essig"
  • Anaïs Giustiniani
    Key Cast
    "Anaïs Giustiniani "
  • Naya Sena
    Key Cast
    "Naya Sena"
  • Cormac Fitzpatrick
  • Neslynn Duran
    Credit song author
  • Miloslava Snigar
  • Jacklynn Kelsey
  • Nakolay Malchushkin
  • Noriko Tashiro
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    36 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan, Russian Federation
  • Language:
    English, Japanese, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Svetlana Bogdanovskaia
Distribution Information
  • Svetlana Bogdanovskaia
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Svetlana Bogdanovskaia

Was born in Vladivostok, Russia. At the age of 6, she was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, which significantly affected her life and creative realisation. The main themes in her work are the search for oneself through external circumstances and interaction with other people and the outside world.

From 2013 to 2014, studied film production at the Faculty of Additional Education at UCLA (Los Angeles, California). Upon returning to Vladivostok, studied at the Far Eastern Federal University and received a bachelor's degree in 2017 in with academic specialisation in the history of cinema and new media of North America.

From 2017 to 2019, studied in a related program at FEFU and Hokkaido University (Japan) in the program of “Cultural Anthropology of the Asia-Pacific countries”, having written a master's thesis on the visual anthropology of cinema in Asia and North America.

Since January 2021, I have been the project manager of the Primorsky Krai Film Commission, responsible for coordinating the filming process for crews coming to the region for the production.

From 2017 to 2019, was a periodic participant in exhibition projects for the Vladivostok School of Contemporary Art, in the context of which created works in the digital and new media format. In 2020, became a participant of the online residency for artists UPROCK POPUP (USA). According to the results of the work, produced and acted as a coordinator for four of the twenty final works, including a special documentary about the residence.

In 2020, co-authored the short film Vending me. Filming took place in Japan, Korea and China. The final work was accepted into the special competition program of the Short Film Festival in Hamburg. The film was also included in the program of film festivals in the USA, Croatia and Russia.

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