Third Class Travel

  • 9 10
  • 2017
  • 82min
Third Class Travel
  • Original Title: The Third Class Traveller (2011-2011)

The film takes us into the third class wagons of the Moscow-Vladivostok train, which crosses Russia on the most extensive railway route in the world.

Third Class Travel

AWARDS: Best Documentary. Heimatfilm Festival/ PRIX MONDE EN REGARDS. Jean Rouch International Film Festival/ Special Mention. Campania Film Festival/ Special Mention. Yalta International Film Festival/ Best Documentary. Visual Ethnographic Film Festival/ Special Jury Prize. International Film Festival "Saratov Sufferings"/ 2nd Place. International Film & TV Festival "Northern Character"/ Special Jury Prize. International Film Festival “Slavic tale"/ 2nd Place. International Tourism Film Festival "Dating Russia"

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Moscow International Documentary Film Festival/ International Documentary Film Festival "Cronograf"/ Amsterdam Cineblend Festival/ Der neue Heimatfilm Festival/ ńĆortaFest International Festival of Mountaineering and adventure film/ International Motivational Film Festival/ International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana"/ Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival/ Filmfest Eberswalde/ PRIX EUROPA - European Broadcasting Festival/ Campania Film Festival/ World Film Festival/ Ethnographic Film Festival "Eyes and Lenses"/ Buzau International Film Festival/ NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival/ Jerusalem Anthropological Film Festival. 

Third-Class Travel, The world’s longest train journey in the world

Director Rodion Ismailov gets a third-class ticket on the Moscow-Vladivostok train, the longest train journey in the world, to portray the passengers on this Trans-Siberian route from an intimate, close range.

By capturing stories and anecdotes of ordinary Russians met by chance on the train, this endless journey becomes a metaphor of a country in perpetual motion, while the passengers' faces form a social portrait of contemporary Russian society.

Production Companies

Rodion Ismailov

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