Director

Aleksei Fedorchenko

1 Film in collection

Aleksei Fedorchenko was born on September 29, 1966 in
Sol-Iletsk, in the Orenburg region of Siberia.
After engineering studies, he worked on space defense
projects in a factory in Sverdlovsk (Ekaterinburg). In 1990,
he became official economist then deputy director of the
Sverdlovsk Studio. Since 2000, he has managed the
studio’s production department, and participated in the
production of over 80 films. He has studied dramaturgy at
the Russian National Film Institute, and written screenplays
for documentaries that were awarded numerous prizes at
festivals worldwide.
Fedorchenko’s first feature “First on the Moon”, a mockumentary
about a 1930s Soviet landing on the Moon, was awarded,
amongst other awards, the Venice Horizons Documentary
Award.
Aleksei Fedorchenko currently lives and works in Ekaterinburg.
“Silent Souls” is his third feature film

Filmography

Filmography
2010 - “Ovsyanki” (Silent Souls) - feature film
2008 - “Bannui den” - documentary
“Zheleznaya Doroga” (The Railway) - feature film
2006 - “Shosho” - fiction video
2005 - “Pervye na Lune” (First on the Moon) - feature film
2002 - “David” - documentary

Silent Souls - Ovsyanki (Flyer)

Silent Souls - Ovsyanki (2010)

When Miron’s beloved wife Tanya passes away, he asks his best friend Aist to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of the Merja culture, an ancient Finno-Ugric tribe from Lake Nero, a picturesque region in West-Central Russia. Although the Merja people assimilated into Russians in the 17th century, their myths and traditions live on in their descendants’ modern life. The two men set out on a roadtrip thousands of miles across the boundlesslands. With them, two small birds in a cage. More