U.S. Premiere

Q&A with director Alexey Fedorchenko and actress Darya Ekamasova

Free screening added on Thursday, January 29 in the Amphitheater

When Stalin built a town in northern USSR on the land of indigenous shamans in the 1930s, he mistakenly generated a landmark collision of cultures now known as the Great Samoyedic War. Russian avant-gardists from the South, attracted to the ideals of Ancient Paganism and eager to reconcile them with a Soviet utopia, trekked up to the banks of the Amnya River to take part in the conflict. This colorful film by Alexey Fedorchenko (First on the Moon, Silent Souls) tells the story of five cosmopolitan friends, led by the famous “Polina the Revolutionary,” searching for answers.