Time, ago!

"Time, forward!" - two orchestral suites by George Sviridov, published for the first time in 1968 (first suite) and in 1977 (second suite). The suites were created on the basis of music for the film "Time, Forward!" By Mikhail Schweitzer (based on the novel of the same name by Valentin Kataev, shot in 1965, released in 1966), dedicated to the construction of the Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Combine. From the first suite, the most famous part is "Time, forward!". Subsequently, it was used in a number of films, in television and radio programs, documentary films about the first five-year plans, industrialization, and post-war reconstruction. Sergei Oskolkov composed his suite: "Time, ago!" The film is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the revolution in Russia.

  • Dmitri Frolov
  • Dmitri Frolov
  • Dmitri Frolov
  • Sergey Oskolkov
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 25, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
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  • Student Project:
  • 12 Months Film Festival
    March 31, 2020
    Best Experimental, Best Music Video, 2nd Sound designer
  • Once a Week Online Film Festival

    April 22, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Lift-Off Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    June 1, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

    July 1, 2020
    WINNER: Best Editor
  • Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
    July 28, 2020
  • Prague International Monthly Film Festival
    Czech Republic
    August 7, 2020
  • Madras Independent Film Festival
    January 3, 2021
    WINNER: Honorable Mention
  • Madrid Film Awards
    February 6, 2021
  • Global Monthly Online Film Competition

    June 6, 2021
    Best Music Video (Special Mention)
Director Biography - Dmitri Frolov

Dmitri Frolov was born in Leningrad in 1966. He graduated from The Institute of Film & Television in 1990.
He worked at LENFILM Studios and then for the STV film company as a cameraman, in which capacity he has worked with many independent filmmakers.
He began to shoot his own films before the start of perestroika, in the early 1980s, He is one of the leaders of russian movievanguard in postperestroika age. He makes esthetic experiments connecting with return to dumb cinema on new level of movielanguage.
His films he shoots exclusively on film company "Svema". Even despite the fact that the film material, said the factory was left far in the Soviet past, and the film is not released, he revives the footage, while continuing to be faithful to the brand selected more child. When asked why, he replied that only "Svema" because of its unpredictability and non-uniformity of the emulsion, is the living material, which is able to convey the thrill of the character of life and even the seemingly inanimate object.

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