Zhalanash – Empty ShoreMarcin Sauter - 40'
Eponymous Zhalanash is a port city over the Aral Sea. This place between a great water and a vast desert which used to be a prosperous link of the Soviet economy is just a shadow of its former glory today. In Marcin Sauter’s film, Zhalanash is not only about evocative landscape, but, above all, about the fates of people who invested their hopes and expectations into the place between the sea and the desert and now ponder over their solitude among the wrecks of ships and port cranes.
57. Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2017 (The Award of the Polish Filmmakers Association), Camerimage FF, Poland (Golden Frog - Grand Prix for the Best Short Documentary) IDFA, The Netherlands, 2017 (Best Short Documentary Award)