Countryside 35x45

Dir. Evgeny Solomin, Russia, 2009, 43 min
Countryside 35x45

Photographer Lyutikov travels in Siberian villages photographing people, for the authorities have decided to replace old Soviet passports with new Russian ones. He shoots men in front of a sheet nailed to a barn wall and hangs the sheet in the village hall for women. In Russia, a person without a passport isn't really a person; you can't even buy a train ticket. Then again, if you haven't been paid in eight years, where would you go?

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