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The Present Simple Tense

  • 8 10
  • 2019
  • 91min
The Present Simple Tense
  • Original Title: Dmitry Kabakov

In the best style of the Cine-Verité school, filmmaker Dmitry Kabakov portrays a humble village near Moscow, where Russians and immigrants from Tajikistan try to cohabit amidst their differences.

The Present Simple Tense

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The Present Simple Tense. Fences between cultures in Russia

What binds a person to a certain place on Earth? What lets him say, “I'm from here, and this is my land?” What’s setting the boundaries of our existence? 

The film immerses us in the daily life of a village near Moscow, where local old-timers live side by side with immigrants from Tajikistan. 

How do the fences arise, then are destroyed and arise once again between cultures and people?

Dmitry Kabakov
Dmitry Kabakov Director

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