PRODUCTION DESIGN CASE STUDY:
YEAR OF RELEASE: 2003
DIRECTOR: Andrey Zvyagintsev
WRITER: Vladimir Moiseyenko, Aleksandr Novototskiy-Vlasov
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mikhail Krichman
EXEC. PRODUCER: Andrew Colton, Elena Kovaleva
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Zhanna Pakhomova
STORYLINE: Their father having left mysteriously when Andrey was a toddler and Vanya was an infant, the teen brothers are shocked when he suddenly (and without explanation) returns on an ordinary Monday. Andrey is elated, but Vanya is distrustful and resentful. At their mother's suggestion, their father takes them on a week-long, get-acquainted fishing trip to an isolated, forested island in the middle of a large lake. There, the conflict between the father and the boys' burgeoning adulthood takes a tragic turn.