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Alexei and the Spring

Alexei to izumi

Directed by Seiichi Motohashi
Japan, 2002
Documentary

Synopsis

180 kilometers down wind of Chernobyl, the village of Budische was evacuated except for 55 older residents who refused to leave and one young man, Alexei who wanted to stay with his parents. This is a simple story of life in Budische 14 years later, as told in voiceover by Alexei.

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Alexei and the Spring Directed by Seiichi Motohashi

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2002 | Winner: Reader Jury of the Berliner Zeitung

2002 | Special Mention: Don Quixote Award