Volgograd. The Warrior

The movie about russian city with a true warrior spirit. During the WWII its name was Stalingrad, but now it is Volgograd. It remembers the tears of mothers whose sons were taken away by the war. It remembers ruins on the bloody earth. This city could forever remain a monument of war, but decided to live. Here and now.
The true warrior not only conquers the death, but lives without fear of it.

We devote our movie to all the cities of the world where there is a war now.

  • Violetta Gunina
  • Violetta Gunina
  • Vera Abusheeva
    Key Cast
    "Volgograd character"
    lead role
  • Eva
    Key Cast
    "new life character"
    culmination role
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Волгоград. Воин.
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    film poetry, metaphorical documentary
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 8, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
    English, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Violetta Gunina

Violetta Gunina started filmmaking from architecture and urban planning. Showing a special interest for genius loci of different places, she wanted to create such a films which would reveal the uniqueness of places. So in her work she explores different experimantal ways to show history, atmosphere, images of different places, cities, regions.

Violetta's works include a series of short films about architectural objects (Feel architecture project), a series of poetic films about the industrial territories of St. Petersburg (for the Arte Punctura project), music videos and the SEZONES project - films about Russian cities (sezones.ru)

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Director Statement

Every city deserves to become a movie