International Works in Progress
Based on the Hailak short story and other works by Polish writer with experience of Seberian exile Wacław Sieroszewski, the plot revolves around poor Yakut peasant couple Khabdzhiy and Keremes struggling to survive in the taiga area of the most remove East corner of Russian Empire at the end of XIX century. After the death of the second new-born child the couple obediently get back to their chores to get ready to lengthy and exhausting winter. The local Yakut ruler orders the family to admit to their house the Russian political convict Kostya. The worlds of the family and the Russian unwelcome quest are colliding from the first days due to completely polar backgrounds. Despite the mutual challenge of the household against surrounding wild nature, Kostya gradually settles in and claims the position of the master of the house.
Vladimir Munkuev, born in 1987 in Yakutsk, Russia, studied in Arctic State Culture and Arts Institute as Director of Theatre faculty. After graduation he enrolled in Moscow Film School at the course of award-winning directors Aleksey Popogrebsky and Boris Khlebnikov. His 1st short film Dude, 2017 won special jury diploma at XIX International Festival of Cinematographic Debuts and National Yakut Best Script and Best Cinematography awards. The 2nd short film Joy, 2018 was awarded the Prize for Best Film of Short Films Competition of Moscow IFF, the Best Short Film in Foreign Language at SHNIT festival, was nominated for the Grand Prix of Koroche Short Film Festival.
LOOK FILM is Moscow-based production company with over decade’s experience producing high-flying art-house feature and short films as well as premium drama series.