Ener­getic Ivanna lives with five chil­dren in a tiny sled car. She belongs to the nomadic Nenets, who breed rein­deer in the Arctic tundra. It is a rough but also free life. How­ev­er, she no longer has her own ani­mals and will soon move to the city to work. The father of her chil­dren already lives in the city, drinks too much, she can’t count on him. The city holds many dan­gers and it is uncer­tain whether modern life will be better. But Ivanna is strong - she also seems to have cap­ti­vat­ed the camera.  

On May 13, this film will be screened simul­ta­ne­ous­ly at NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN as part of our #Junction_Ahmedabad, fol­lowed by a shared discussion.

Renato Bor­rayo Ser­ra­no born in Guatemala, lives and works in Russia since 2012. In 2017 he grad­u­at­ed as a film direc­tor spe­cial­ized on doc­u­men­tary film, from the All-Russ­ian State Uni­ver­si­ty of Cin­e­matog­ra­phy in Moscow. Since 2014 his works have par­tic­i­pat­ed in many inter­na­tion­al film fes­ti­vals, in Russia and abroad. His FILM FOR CARLOS (Freiburg­er Film­fo­rum 2017) received inter­na­tion­al awards.  

Direc­tor: Renato Bor­rayo Serrano
Cin­e­matog­ra­phy: Renato Bor­rayo Ser­ra­no, Daria Sidorova
Music: Timo Steiner
Dis­tri­b­u­tion: CAT&Docs


Is this a dream palace, a temple of excess or some­thing total­ly dif­fer­ent? SOLARIS expos­es the clos­ing hours and the night-time heart­beat of Tallinn’s Solaris shop­ping mall – a place built to enter­tain and mirror the world. The ambi­gu­i­ty of the camera’s gaze and the immer­sive sound­scape con­front the viewer with the raw mate­ri­al­i­ty of fleet­ing encoun­ters, cir­cu­la­to­ry sys­tems and a grad­u­al­ly trans­form­ing atmos­phere. Between neglect­ed con­sumer goods and the rhythm of an ongo­ing system, SOLARIS cre­ates an excep­tion­al and almost sur­re­al view on the world of things. (Pavel Borecký)