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A film about Kalmykia “The Gulls” will represent Russia in Berlin

The Gulls Film “The Gulls”

Elza lives in a small town Lagan in the Republic of Kalmykia on the Caspian Sea.

Another year comes to an end, it’s cold and the steppe is covered in a thin layer of snow. When her husband, who makes a living from illegal fishing, asks her one night what she did during the day, she lies. She wasn’t at her mother’s, but at the bus stop. She thought of leaving – to find out what it might be to escape the infinite expanse of her dreary small world. But she didn’t dare; instead she stays and withdraws into herself, unconcerned by who might see.

One day, her husband doesn’t return from a dangerous boat trip. Read the rest of this entry »