Dreams of the Past
Directed by Dmitri Frolov
A film about peace, love and war. Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the end of the Civil War in Russia. The film takes place at the end of the summer of 1917, when Russia and the whole world were at a crossroads between two eras. None of the people could even imagine how much his life would change in the very near future. In a strange way, the atmosphere of the film echoes our current reality and what is happening in Russia today. According to the form of visualization, the film belongs to experimental mockumentary cinema. To give greater authenticity to what is happening on the screen, the shooting was carried out on black-and-white negatives of 16 and 35 mm, hand-operated cameras were used and the material was developed in manual spiral tanks. The documentary chronicle of the Kolchak army of 1919 and the White army in the Far East of 1922 is embedded in the finale of the film.
Dmitri Frolov was born in Leningrad in 1966. He graduated from The Institute of Film & Television in 1990.
He worked at LENFILM Studios and then for the STV film company as a cameraman, in which capacity he has worked with many independent filmmakers.
He began to shoot his own films before the start of perestroika, in the early 1980s, He is one of the leaders of russian movievanguard in postperestroika age. He makes esthetic experiments connecting with return to dumb cinema on new level of movielanguage.
His films he shoots exclusively on film company “Svema”. Even despite the fact that the film material, said the factory was left far in the Soviet past, and the film is not released, he revives the footage, while continuing to be faithful to the brand selected more child. When asked why, he replied that only “Svema” because of its unpredictability and non-uniformity of the emulsion, is the living material, which is able to convey the thrill of the character of life and even the seemingly inanimate object.
The Svema Production Association is a Soviet and Ukrainian enterprise for the production of photographic materials.
Indie World Film FestivalNaxxar
October 3, 2022
🏆 BEST FILM, 🏆 BEST DIRECTOR
Shockfest Film FestivalLas Vegas, Nevada
December 20, 2022
North American Premyere
4th Screen – Online Film AwardsKerala
November 5, 2022
Naples Film AwardsNaples
November 10, 2022
Cannes World Film FestivalCannes
November 29, 2022
Monthly Indie ShortsJounieh
November 18, 2022
🏆 BEST EDITING, 🏆 BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Eastern Europe Film FestivalCraiova
December 1, 2022
🏆 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, Special Award; 🏆 BEST ACTOR, Winner; 🏆 BEST EDITING, Special Award; 🏆 BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, Winner; 🏆 BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, Winner
Golden Reel International Film FestivalSingapore
December 31, 2022
NOMINEE: BEST FILM; WINNERS: 🏆BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, 🏆BEST FILLMAKER
viii FICMARC – Caribbean Sea International Film FestivalPampatar
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
January 19, 2023
Clapperboard Golden FestivalSão Paulo
March 2, 2023
NOMINEE – BEST SHORT FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Star International Film FestivalFirenze
March 16, 2023
🏆 BEST DIRECTOR 🏆 BEST EDITING (Honorable Mention)
Bayamón international film festivalBayamón
March 24, 2023
Milasa Film FestivalAntalya
April 7, 2023
🏆 BEST SHORT FILM
FESTIVAL DE INDIEChennai
April 17, 2023
Bistrita Romania International Film Festival, August 18-20-2023Bistrita
August 19, 2023