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Junker (16+)

Russia, 2017, colour, 33 min.
Director: Mikhail Gorobchuk
The hero of this story is an ordinary person. But if you watch a person long enough, he stops being simple, ordinary. For several years, the director has been filming out of his apartment’s window – filming a neighbor and his beloved old car, a comrade-in-arms, to which he is endlessly devoted. And in the end, unexpectedly, a movie turned out to be not about a specific person, but about life in general.

AWARDS

International Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest" (Russia, 2017) – Best documentary film.

Mikhail Gorobchuk

Mikhail Gorobchuk

was born in Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo region. Graduated from the cinematography department of VGIK (2010, workshop of I.Klebanov). Between 2007 and 2011, he was at the head of the animation studio at the Pleskovo boarding school. In 2012, he made his debut as a director of non-fiction films. In 2013, he received the National Award in non-fiction films and TV "Laurel Branch" as Best Cinematographer. Since 2021, he has been teaching at the Institute of Contemporary Art and at the Irkutsk branch of VGIK.

FILMOGRAPHY

Breath of the Tundra, 2012; Junker, 2017; Katya and Stefania. Portrait in Interior, 2018; Shadows of Your Childhood, 2020; Hard to Be a Friend, 2021.
Russia, 2017, colour, 33 min.
Director: Mikhail Gorobchuk
The hero of this story is an ordinary person. But if you watch a person long enough, he stops being simple, ordinary. For several years, the director has been filming out of his apartment’s window – filming a neighbor and his beloved old car, a comrade-in-arms, to which he is endlessly devoted. And in the end, unexpectedly, a movie turned out to be not about a specific person, but about life in general.

AWARDS

International Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest" (Russia, 2017) – Best documentary film.