Direction: Alexander Veledinsky
Production: Valery Todorovsky Production Company
The screen adaptation of Zakhar Prilepin’s popular novel based on true events.
Late 1920s. Solovki. The ancient monastery, lingonberry woods, picturesque lakes and freezing cold, hunger, pain and sufferings of people in the Solovetsky concentration camp. A passionate love story between the prisoner Artyom and a Chekist officer Galina unfolds in a place where everybody is striving to survive at any cost. Their love is hopeless, dangerous and doomed to be tragical.