HERMIT (Eng) / EREMITT (Nor) / AСКЕТ (Rus), 21 min.
Language: Russian (with English sbtl.)
ProRes (HQ) 422, 1920x1080, Digital Stereo,
DodoFIlm Company ®2016
Synopsis: "Hermit” is a creative documentary focusing on visual expression, atmospheric imagery and simplicity of form. Shot on the Valamo archipelago on Lake Ladoga in the North-West of Russia, it portrays an ascetic meteorologist who for many years lives and works on a distant meteorological station in a sort of a voluntary exile from the society he once belonged to. Through close observation of the lyrical protagonist’s moderate but charming lifestyle, the film takes a look into a world, where all is determined by a continuous ritual of observation, measurement and the fixation of atmospheric conditions. The film maker lets his viewers peer into and listen to the harmony of the North with the eyes and the ears of its lyrical character."