37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Road Movie

The Road Movie Image FINAL

Preceded by the short film Solstice (3 min.)

Consisting entirely of footage from dashboard cameras in Russian cars, the wide range of cleverly edited episodes on the road constitutes a raw portrait of life in Russia. The footage was collected from various websites, including YouTube, and provides an objective viewpoint since a dash cam has no ability to influence its subject. The images are often bizarre, including a hellish forest fire, a military tank at a car wash, a hysterical wedding guest, and angry motorists brandishing weapons. Jaded commentary from the unseen Russian passengers instills a quintessential Russian attitude into the experience.

Supported by Charlottesville Parking Center


Saturday, November 11


10:00 PM


Downtown Mall : Vinegar Hill Theatre

Film Info

Director: Dmitrii Kalashnikov

Runtime: 67 min.

Year: 2016

Country: Russia

Accessibility: Subtitles