Director: Anatoly Baluev | Producer: Anatoly Baluev
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Russian Federation
"Mirage" is a film without dialogue, and narrating the commentary. A graphic number consists of the documentary shots which have been removed throughout many years in the Komi-Permyak District (Russian Federation). Here lies a catastrophic demographic situation: over the last 50 years, the district population has fallen almost twice. The author of a film himself is the representative of these small people (komi-permyaks belong to the Ural group of Finnish families). Music from the modern Finnish composer Tapio Tuomela is used. This film has not only a social context, but also philosophically-implied sense. Making a start from the film name, it is possible to express this sense shortly as a "life like mirage".