Yakutia. Late 19th c. The poor Yakut peasant couple Khabdzhiy and Keremes struggling to survive in the taiga area after the death of their second newborn child and get ready for a lengthy and exhausting winter. The local Yakut ruler orders the family to admit to their house the Russian political convict Konstantin. The worlds of the family and the Russian unwelcome guest are colliding from the first days due to completely polar backgrounds. Konstantin gradually settles in and claims the position of master of the house.
Kinotavr IFF 2021 – Best Film Director
Vladimir Munkuev is a Russian film director. He earned his degrees from the Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts and The Moscow School of Cinematography (2017; supervising producers Alexey Popogrebsky, Boris Khlebnikov, Denis Klebeev).