On The Way Home

  • 9 10
  • 2012
  • 56min
On The Way Home
  • Original Title: On The Way Home

AleksEy and Valya are a couple that don't see each other often. He is a truck driver, and Vaya is used to wait for him at home with their faithful dog. This is a beautiful documentary on human affection and distance.

On The Way Home

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Flahertiana/ ArtDocFest/ Worldfilms/ American Documentary Film Festival/ Krakow Film Fest/ Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival/ Supetar Super Film Festival/ Message2Man/ Tranzyt festiwal

On The Way Home. A simple Russian tale

AleksEy has been driving his truck for twenty years for long distances through the big Russian cities, but a terminal illness could soon bring it all to a halt.

The problem is there, but it blurs into the day-to-day life of Valya, his wife, who takes care of the house along with her faithful guard dog. 

The two don't see each other often, they have a life accustomed to calling each other on the phone during in AleksEy's long absences.

This documentary observes a difficult moment in their lives when death looms. Shot with the subtlety of a poet, the film achieves a profound truth and expresses a sense of humanity, sacrifice and love in every frame.

Sergei Kachkin
Sergei Kachkin Director

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