Post-war Chechnya of the mid-90s. 24 hours from the life of three families whose destinies are intertwined in the most unpredictable way.

What is the connection between a dead girl in a river, a noble old man, a little boy and his black goat named Grasshopper?

The story of manic love, of children and parents, and of course of death, which changes everything

  • Zaurbek Tsugaev
  • Adam Salahanov
  • Ahmad Visaitov
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 (SCOPE)
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Director Biography - Zaurbek Tsugaev

Tsugayev Zaurbek Said-Selimaevich
Born on June 4, 1984 in the Chechen Republic, the city of Grozny.
In 2007, he graduated from the Chechen State Pedagogical Institute with a degree in pre-school pedagogy and psychology.
Works in the direction of Media Art for more than seven years.

Signed participation in exhibitions:
Triennale of Russian contemporary art.

“Tragedy in the corner”: an art guide to Russia.
(MOSCOW MUSEUM on Zubovsky boulevard. 2018).
He is married and has two children.

Winner of the grant program for artists (www.garagemca.org) in the field of contemporary art 2019/2021.

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Director Statement

I want to learn how to shoot a nationally identical movie. To the phrase "Chechen cinema" became a sign of a unique quality. It is necessary to make so that the Chechen cinema has got its own peculiarity. But it should not be an archaic direct reflection of the traditions and culture of the Vainakhs. It is very important to consider not only the past history but also to use the modern language of art.