Winner of two Silver Bears at the Berlin Film festival for its actors and photography, and of the Best Film award in the 2010 London Film Festival, the film is set on a remote weather station in the Arctic manned by old hand Sergei and the novice Pavel.
When Pavel receives an important radio message, his fear of the older man prevents him telling Sergei the shocking news. From this decption, lies and suspicions poison relations between the two to such an extent that Pavel is in fear of his life, not just from the polar bears that roam the island, but from Sergei. Filmed entirely on location in one of the remotest places in the world, How I Ended This Summer becomes a stunning existential drama of survival.
Directed by: Alexei Popogrebsky
Cast: Grigory Dobrygin, Sergei Puskepalis
Produced by: Roman Borisevich and Alexandr Kushaev
Best Film, London Film Festival 2010
Silver Bear - Best Actor, Berlin Film Festival
Silver Bear - Outstanding Artistic Contribution, Berlin Film Festival
"A terrific film... as the stunning closing time-lapse image reminds us, a picture of solitude, of life as it is really lived at the end of the world"
The Independent on Sunday
"Gripping, involving and wonderfully acted"
"Visually stunning.. superbly acted and photographed, this is pure cinema"
"A masterpiece of slow-burning tension"
The Sunday Telegraph
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