RUS

Bless you! (12+)

Russia - Poland, 2020, colour, 31 min.
Director: Tatyana Chistova
As Covid-19 pandemic reaches Russia the government imposes a strict round-the-clock curfew on its population of elderly. We listen in to disoriented inhabitants of St. Petersburg calling a municipal helpline in desperate search of assistance.

AWARDS

Message to Man International Film Festival (Russia, 2020) – Ilim Best Documentary Film Award & Student Jury Award; Santa Cruz International Film Festival (Argentina, 2021) – Best Documentary Short Film Award.

Tatyana Chistova

Tatyana Chistova

is a Russian director and screenwriter. Graduated from St-Petersburg University (Philological department). Worked as an assistant director in Lenfilm production studio. Worked with such world-famous Russian directors as Alexander Sokurov, Sergey Bodrov, Alexey Balabanov. Later graduated from Higher Courses for Film Directors in Moscow (the department of directing of feature and documentary movies) and has since started to direct her own films.

FILMOGRAPHY

Frau, Frau Where’s The Road To Pillau?, 2012; Convictions, 2016; Natalia Vasilieva. Film Designer, 2018; Bless You!, 2020.
Russia - Poland, 2020, colour, 31 min.
Director: Tatyana Chistova
As Covid-19 pandemic reaches Russia the government imposes a strict round-the-clock curfew on its population of elderly. We listen in to disoriented inhabitants of St. Petersburg calling a municipal helpline in desperate search of assistance.

AWARDS

Message to Man International Film Festival (Russia, 2020) – Ilim Best Documentary Film Award & Student Jury Award; Santa Cruz International Film Festival (Argentina, 2021) – Best Documentary Short Film Award.