How I Ended this Summer

How I Ended this Summer

On a remote island in the Arctic Ocean, seasoned meteorologist Sergey and recent college graduate Pavel spend months in complete isolation at a small polar station waiting to get back to the mainland. Pavel receives bad news over a radio message, which he doesn’t dare tell Sergey about, until fear, lies and suspicion start poisoning the atmosphere. “I am fascinated with the ability to come to terms with notions of time and space drastically different from our common scale.” Aleksey Popogrebsky

Aleksey Popogrebsky - Biography
Aleksey Popogrebsky was born in 1972 in Moscow into a family of screenwriters. He graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in psychology and in 1994 teamed up with his friend Boris Khlebnikov to make several short films and their debut feature, Koktebel (2003), produced by Roman Borisevich. The film screened at Cannes and in the Berlinale Forum, among other festivals, and received a number of awards. This experience led Popogrebsky, Khlebnikov and Borisevich to found the Koktebel independent production company. Since then, Popogrebsky has directed Simple Things (2007) and How I Ended This Summer (2010), which screened in competition at the Berlinale, where leads Grigory Dobrygin and Sergey Puskepalis won the Silver Bear for Best Actor and Pavel Kostomarov the Best Cinematography prize.

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