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Into_nation of Big Odessa – Rusia, 104′ 2018

Director: Alexander Brunkovskiy

Writer: Alexander Brunkovskiy; Susanna Alperina

DoP: Irina Uralskaya; Violetta Agapova-Leonavichute; Viktor Yachmeniov

Producer: Susanna Alperina

In the world there is a city-port Odessa, which was specially created as a refuge for people of different nationalities and religions. Humor is a special language that helps people from Odessa to communicate and get along with each other. Legends are spreading about Odessa’s humor and accent. But – a paradox – people are constantly leaving it. It is loved, but it is left as a child leaves his mother. On the example of this city and its inhabitants we wanted to understand – why people flee from their cities. We tried to find the answer taking pictures of Odessa citizens in Germany, Israel, Ukraine, Russia, Austria, France and other places.

Alexander Brunkovskiy


Alexander Brunkovskiy is a director, screenwriter, artist. He was born in Odessa. In 1982 he graduated from Odessa Art School. He worked as a theatre and cinema artist. In 1996 he graduated the Directing Department of VGIK (course of Marlen Khutsiev). He was one of the member team of creators of the ‘Kultura’ channel on Russian TV. Alexander Brunkovskiy was host and director of a popular science TV-program ‘Searcher’.