Made in Russia 2: film screening


From 18 October 2020




Garage Auditorium


The second program of the shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival 2020 national competition features Russian shorts of very different genres and styles, including a dreamy romcom (Alexandra Saran), a terrorist thriller (Nikita Grushin), a surrealist essay on motherhood (Nina Volova), and others. 

Sunday, October 18

18:00–19:30Garage Auditorium

Day and Night and Day and Night

A taxi driver circles around a provincial town day and night and scares clients with his manic stare: the kind of a driver you would think twice about before getting in his car. Here he sleeps and has a cigarette for breakfast. One day he gives a ride to a young graffiti artist.

Day and Night and Day and Night
Director Timofey Zubrov-Andreev
Russia, 2020. 16 min. 18+


A young man is planning to explode a bomb in a shopping mall, but everything goes wrong. A clever psychological thriller, Firework brings to mind Nocturama by Bertrand Bonello and Julia Loktev’s Day Night Day Night.

Director: Nikita Grushin
Russia, 2020. 18 min. 18+

A Theory of Random Events Probability

In a dreamy rom-com about a day in the life of five Muscovites, a marriage proposal in a restaurant turns into a trip to intensive care; a nurse decides to break up with the doctor she is dating, and a taxi driver who lives in her house tries to win her heart.

A Theory of Random Events Probability
Director: Alexandra Sarana
Russia, 2020, 21 min. 16+

Open up, It’s Mom

This is a heart-wrenching chronicle of a relationship between a superstitious mother from Yekaterinburg, and her homosexual son, who has moved to Moscow. The protagonists are never seen onscreen: we can only hear their telephone conversations. The Year of the White Moon is the winner of the 18th Spirit of Fire Festival and the National Competition of the Moscow International Experimental Film Festival.

Open up, It’s Mom
Director: Nina Volova
Russia, 2020. 17 min. 16+

Ecology Lesson

In Yekaterinburg, developers are planning to build a mall in the place of a park near a school. Teacher Ivan Kovalyov—a dedicated environmentalist—puts up a tent in the park where his biology class now takes place. His colleagues are skeptical of his idea.

Ecology Lesson
Director: Ivan Sosnin
Russia, 2019. 19 min. 12+


Standard: 400 RUB


Tickets for seniors, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 200 RUB*

Films will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

*Please bring proof of eligibility