Bread Day by Sergey Dvortsevoy

Eka's visual diary

Goats eating newspapers strewn outside and old people try to eke out an existence in the abandoned Russian village. People are kept alive by bread which is delivered by a train carriage at a railway junction five kilometers away from their settlement. The film Bread Day by Sergey Dvortsevoy opens up with a 10-minute shot of the locals pushing the carriage with bread along the railway track. The Driver of the train refused to ride on rusty rails, so villagers move the carriage on their own. The director does not cut the sequence in order to emphasize the difficulty of this labor. Sounds are very important in the entire film, and following the aged people we hear them
moan and groan. After arriving in the village, the carriage stops and the camera slowly pans around to show a desolate winter landscape, abandoned houses covered in snow and puppies, the most…

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