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We Played The Gardener

Documentary, experimental



We Played The Gardener

As a six-year-old girl in 1941, she made the unthinkable journey from occupied Estonia to besieged Moscow. Alone,
without parents.
How did these children may to surviving, how did they survive?...
War through the eyes of a child who grows up in war, but retains everything childish, pure and guileless.Director Statement
“I wanted to combine the features of documentary films (the authenticity of the visuals, the sense of time that the newsreels transmit) and the possibilities of the game (freedom in dramaturgy, in the drawing of halftones, the ability to enhance the impact of the film with the actor’s performance of off-screen dialogs) to make the story closer to the audience. As if this were happening to each of them. Judging by the reviews, it was possible to solve the task. And if the reactions of the older and middle generation coincided with my expectations, then the tears in the eyes of the teenagers surprised me.”


Mikhail Kuznetsov. Maxim Kuznetsov was born on 13.07.1960 in the village of Min-Kush in the Tien Shan region of the Kyrgyz SSR. Member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation. Academician of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio. Member of the Guild of Non-fiction Films and Television. Member of the Russian Geographical society. In 2011, he became one of the initiators of the film project "On the roads and off-road history". Director, screenwriter, producer and operator of the Contrast film Studio.
2021 - On the Road of Friendship of Peoples
2021 - I will Return to the Rocky Shores
2020 - General
2020 - We Played the Gardener…
2019 - Battle for Moscow
2019 - The Khibiny Mountains. On Roads and Off-road History
2018 - Era of Dream Creators
2018 - For all the Will of Novgorod
2018 - The Arctic-Antarctic. Request Stop
2017 - Writer's Company
2017 - The People's War. Militia
2017 - The Great Russian Northern Way
2016 - White Silence
2016 - Red City
2016 - Learn to Survive
2016 - The Platform
2015 - Plague. Chronicles of the Third Reich
2014 - Born Free. In the Footsteps of the Caucasian Mounted Division
2013 - Yamal. National Treasure
2012 - The Year 1812. The Right to be Called Invincible
2012 - War over the Arctic Circle


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