Уже темнеет

The story of five families of political prisoners across Russia through time

О фильме

“Здравствуй Руф! Сегодня арестовали маму…”

Маленький Карик пишет брату из Магнитогорска в Москву. Карику всего 10 лет, но он уже хорошо знает такие слова, как “обыск”. Только когда он переходит с описания ареста к описанию именинного обеда, можно догадаться, что пишет ребенок.

Этому письму скоро исполнится восемьдесят лет, но оно могло бы быть написано и сегодня. Ведь каждый из многочисленных детей-героев этого фильма уже пережил тоже самое, что и Карик в сталинское время.

“Уже темнеет” – рассказ о повседневной жизни семей, в которых один из родителей отсутствует “по политическим соображениям”. Мама в СИЗО, папа под судом или уже в тюрьме. Их имена – в списке политзаключенных “Мемориала”. А с экранов их активно клеймят вернувшимся в обиход выражением “враг народа”.

Мировая премьера фильма состоялась на фестивале IDFA в Амстердаме.

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Авторы фильма

Olga Kravets / Director and Producer

Olga Kravets (born 1984 in Moscow, then USSR) is a documentary filmmaker and photographer, based in Paris. She focuses on long-term projects covering the subjects of human rights and conflict.

Kravets started as a photographer in 2007 and got interested in moving image while shooting for the web documentary Grozny: Nine Cities that was awarded Prix Bayeux-Calvados for War Correspondents in 2014.

She has produced two award-winning VICE documentaries, Young and Gay in Putin’s Russia and Israel’s Radical Left, among others.

Sylvie Brenet / Producer

Born in 1971 in Marseille, France, Sylvie Brenet is a graduate of Sciences Po and also has degrees in audiovisual entrepreneurship and European studies. She owes her taste for documentaries to five years spent in Marseille, from 1998 to 2002, with the Festival International du Documentaire de Marseille (FID); where she eventually became the deputy artistic director.

She then moved into production, working on short and mid-length fiction for Arte, France Télévisions et Canal + including l’Ecluse and Le Temps des cerises that were selected for the International Critic’s Week of the Cannes Film Festival.

Sylvie worked for the Les Films d’Ici and Elzévir et Cie production companies as a documentary producer before setting up her own company, Les Films du Sillage, in 2016. Among the titles she has worked on are Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi’s Barbaric Land (Locarno 2013), Bernard Mangiante’s Le Khmer Rouge et le Non-violent (Europa 2012 award), Colombe Schnek’s Les Vieux Amoureux, Fred Ménant and Eric Guéret’s Insoumises, Lucas Menget’s Inside Baghdad and Angela Ricci Lucchi’s Voyages en Russie.

Nikita Pavlov / Director of Photography

Filmmaker, DoP, photographer based in Berlin. Born in 1982 in Moscow, Russia, he was working as a photographer in Russia and Israel for more than 10 years, holding the position of staff photographer with the Seance film magazine and publishing house since 2004, and working as a freelancer for various magazines.

With the Seance publishing house he made two books with the portraits of Russian film makers. Eventually he shifted to cinema while studying at Musrara — The Naggar School of Photography and New Media in Jerusalem, Israel. In 2011 he scripted, directed and filmed feature documentary When New Year Comes on Shabbat, which premiered at Jihlava film festival. Since then he has moved to Berlin and worked as cinematographer on documentary, features and video movies.

Qutaiba Barhamji / Editor

Qutaiba was born in Damascus in 1982 and spent his childhood between Syria and Russia. He studied to become a doctor in the University of Volgograd and later graduated with a degree in cinema from ESEC Ecole Supérieure d’Études Cinématographiques in Paris.

He works as a film editor for short films and engaging documentaries. He  speaks four languages fluently and has edited films in 11 languages.

Among his projects are Andrei Schtakleff’s La Montagne Magique (FID /ROTTERDAM 2015), Toomas Järvet’s Rough Stage (IDFA 2015), Alexey Sukhovei’s Guests (Jihlava 2015). In 2015 he directed his first short film Wardé.

Robin The Fog / Composer

Robin The Fog (born 1980) is a sound artist and radio producer based in London. His work largely falls under the broad term ‘Radiophonics’ and includes field recording, radiophonic composition and documentary. Robin believes that the best work for radio encompasses and blurs the boundaries between these things.

Over the past couple of years, his production work has included bespoke sound designs for several BBC Radio 4 dramas, numerous broadcast packages for Radio 4 and BBC World Service, as well as contributions to Radio 3’s Between The Ears, Deutsche Welle, ABC Australia, Monocle, Resonance FM and many more. As part of the duo Howlround he has released five LPs to date of musique concréte created entirely with reel-to-reel tape machines.


Official facebook: www.facebook.com/itsgettingdark/

Official website: itsgettingdark.ru

In English and Russian: Olga Kravets

mail@olgakravets.com  / +33 751 376 216

In French: Sylvie Brenet  

sylvie.b@lesfilmsdusillage.fr  /  +33 672 351 854