Buromsky Island

Russia2020documentary78'World Stories

The eponymous island, an icebound cold land that not many have heard about, is off the Antarctic coast. For many years it has been investigated by Polar explorers who scarified their family relations or even lives for it, often failing to gain any due recognition. It is them or their relatives that tell us stories about what it was like to live at the end of the world. These unique accounts are accompanied by archival photographs and recordings. A stay on the island was an unforgettable experience that left the explorers with vivid memories until today.

Q&A
directed by
Q&A guest, portret reżysera
Olga StefanovaQ&A guest

Film director. She was born in 1981 in Russia. She studied Journalism at Moscow State University and after that, Film Directing at the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK). Her films have been screened at IDFA, Stalker, Docpoint and other film festivals. She has been a member of many expeditions to the Arctic and the Antarctic. She spent 2010 at the South Pole where she developed her documentary “Wintering”. Her most recent film “Buromsky Island” is devoted to the pioneers of polar exploration.

cinematography
Olga Stefanova, Andrey Kuznecov
script
Olga Stefanova
music
Oleg Troyanovskiy
editing
Olga Stefanova
production
Alexander Zhukov, (LEX FILM)
Photo
Kadr z filmu Buromsky Island
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