With an observational camera, director Ruslan Fedotov captures everyday life in Moscow's crowded subway network with people on their way to work, off to a party or trying to earn a living as street musicians.Read more
One man tries in vain to sell big red balloons, and a Santa Claus discusses Dostoevsky, capitalism, the solar system and the existence of God with random passers-by.
This documentary provides an irresistible portrait of Russians and how they understand their own position in the world community. Director Fedotov shows that he has an exceptionally keen eye for proximity, while at the same time being far more ambitious than just a presenter of the trivial. By showing several everyday episodes, he divulges a startling array of culture, history and social conditions in one of the great world powers.
Where Are We Headed is a masterful documentary, enjoyable as it is insightful.
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