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by Svetlana Rodina, Laurent Stoop


A portrait of the island of Ostrov in the Caspian Sea, whose inhabitants, left alone by the Russian state after the collapse of the Soviet Union, survive through poaching. Ivan regularly goes out to sea risking his life and freedom. He believes that one day Putin will see their misery and help. His son Anton only relies on himself. All he wants is to leave the island to find a liveable future elsewhere.

international title: Ostrov – Lost Island
original title: Ostrov – Die verlorene Insel
country: Switzerland
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Svetlana Rodina, Laurent Stoop
film run: 90'
screenplay: Svetlana Rodina, Laurent Stoop
cinematography by: Laurent Stoop
film editing: Karine Sudan, Orsola Valenti, Svetlana Rodina
music: Marcel Vaid
producer: Corinna Dästner, Sonja Kilbertus, Urs Schnell
production: DokLab GmbH

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