The Сity of the Sun
Documentary Short Film Contest 49 ED. 2021
Russia 2021 30' Documentary
Russia. Siberia, 500 km away from the nearest settlement. Here, on the top of the mountain, lives a man who calls himself Jesus Christ himself. 25 years ago, he founded the religious sect of the Last Testament. About ten thousand followers live in this community and there are many more around the world. A man and his son arrive at the Siberian community looking for paradise while the mother and the younger son stay in Moscow. The family is divided. The boy dives deeper and deeper into the new world in the middle of the taiga.
DIRECTION: Maria Semenova.
Maria Semenova was born in Moscow, Russia. She is studying at the Russian State Institute of Cinematography n.a. Sergej Gerasimov (also known as VGIK), with Alexey Uchitel and Alexej Geleyn. She was the chairman of the student jury of the international film festival Message to man.