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.
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"
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Moscow International Documentary Film Festival/ International Documentary Film Festival "Cronograf"/ Amsterdam Cineblend Festival/ Der neue Heimatfilm Festival/ ČortaFest 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.