In English below. В стране идет обмен старых советских паспортов на новые российские паспорта. Провинциальный фотограф-разъездник ездит по отдаленным сибирским селам и снимает сельских жителей на паспортные фотографии формата 35х45 мм. Благодаря тому, что его клиентами становится большое количество людей, благодаря пристальным наблюдениям за повседневной сельской жизнью, фильм превращается в сложное поэтическое полотно, повествующее о мироощущении людей, живущих в российской глубинке на стыке двух культур – советской и современной.

All Soviet passports have to be replaced by Russian identity papers. This means lots of work for an unusual photographer with bushy eyebrows, a round, wrinkly head, and an immaculate handlebar moustache. He travels along barely passable roads of mud to remote villages in Siberia to provide everyone with a new passport photograph. We follow him everywhere: at home, on the road, and at work, in a succession of static, black-and-white shots. The film camera focuses on bystanders or the interior, or shows the final photographs while we hear the process that led to their taking. Old women pour out their hearts to the photographer, complaining about aching knees; a man says that, apart from an advance, he hasn't been paid in eight years; the photographer compliments a young woman, and lends a couple of workmen his jacket. After all, they have to look a bit respectable for the camera. Replete with observations of everyday life, the film provides an impression of a tough, simple, and above all old-fashioned existence. Mercifully, there are also lighter moments, such as when the photographer takes pictures at a wedding and ends up dancing with the guests. Whether the new passports will also bring modern Russian culture to this simple life remains to be seen.

Evgeny Solomin
Elizaveta Solomina for Kino-Siberia Film Production Company
Konstantin Pavlov for Kino-Siberia Film Production Company
Vladimir Ponomaryov
Evgeny Solomin
Evgeny Solomin
Andrey Popov

"Глубинка 35х45", документальный фильм о фотографе-разъезднике. Режиссер Евгений Соломин, 2009 скачать видео - СКАЧАТЬ