Dark scenes from Russia in 2004, that reveal the anger and despair
of ordinary Russians who feel abandoned by the state
infrastructure: Old pensioners cling to one of the last communal
apartments in the center of St. Petersburg. Friends and family make
sense of the death of a poisoned man outside of St. Petersburg. A
parent, mourning the loss of a son killed in Chechnya, confronts a
military representative north of the Arctic Circle. A young gay man
drinks himself to oblivion in an apartment in St. Petersburg.
filmmaker's note Making this video was my film school.