Alexander Kalashnikov

graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, Sound technology department. Since 1983, he worked as the sound producer at the Krasnoyarsk branch of "The Sverdlovsk film studio" (since 1992. "Krasnoyarsk film studio") and took part in projects of other national and foreign film and TV companies. As the sound producer, he has taken part in the creation of more than 80 documentary, animation, and fiction award-winning films, noticed by the international and Russian film festivals. Nowadays he is the director of LLC Krasnoyarskaya Kinostudiya and the member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation.


Frozen Time, 2015; The Teenager, 2015; Rural Projectionist, 2016; Rigid Hitch, 2018.

Mikhail Tarkovsky

poet, writer. Born in 1958 in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow Pedagogical Institute named after V.I.Lenin, Geography/Biology dept, and Maxim Gorky Literature Institute. Laureate of many awards in literature. Chief Editor of “Yenisei” Literary Miscellany. Member of the Union of Writers and Union of Cinematographers of Russia.


Rigid Hitch, 2018.

Rigid Hitch (12+)

Russia, 2018, colour, 60 min.
Directors: Alexander Kalashnikov, Mikhail Tarkovsky
The story of the wanderer fascinated by the beauty of the native nature. The Old Believer and descendant of the famous tiger hunters Seletkovs, a hunter himself, he travels from the Yenisei to the Far East to visit his mother’s grave in the remote village at the shore of the Pacific Ocean. He will also get a chance to see his brothers, one of who has recently returned home with his family from Bolivia where he lived throughout life.

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