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Starukhi (Old Women) / Old Women
New Directors

A family of refugees from Central Asia arrives to a down-and-out Russian village, with no electricity, populated only by old women and a single man with Down's syndrome. The refugees aren't welcome and the man, influenced by the old women's gossip, sets fire to the house in which they have taken shelter. The women, realizing the barbarity of the action, rush to extinguish the fire, hence the hatred gradually turns into pity, pity into understanding, and understanding into cordiality. The refugee family, for their part, do everything they can to show their willingness, the proof of which will be the construction of an electricity power station definitively uniting both communities.
BIOGRAPHY
Born in 1962, Gennadiy Sidorov is currently an actor, producer, director and screenwriter. Having studied acting and film directing at the VGIK in Moscow, he began working as an actor in 1986. Since 1995, he has been a director of the Advisory Committee of the Cinematographic Collection. Starukhi is his first feature film.
CAST & CREW
Director
Gennadiy Sidorov Sidorov
Screenplay
Gennadiy Sidorov
Photography
Anatoliy Petriga
Cast
Valentina Berezutskaya, Galina Smirnova, Zoya Norkina, Tamara Klimova, Bronislava Zakharova
Running Time
100 m.
Country
Errusia
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