Posted Tuesday 21 Mar 2017
This remarkable debut feature film, Bonfire, recently screened at the Maoriland Film Festival, and it's coming to the capital tomorrow for a one-off screening and Q&A at Park Road Post with first-time director Dmitrii Davydov.
Bonfire was made in just 15 days with mainly non-professional cast and crew. Deep in the Sakha Republic in eastern Siberia, Ignat is a hard-working widower who keeps to himself and tries to do the right thing. When his son accidently kills his own cousin, Ignat's brother Mikhail blames him for raising a killer, causing a deep rift between siblings. But when Chipmunk - a young boy who is neglected by his parents - enters Ignat's world, he finds solace in his presence and tries to teach him the things he could not give his son.
Come and see for yourself, and meet the director in person, at the cinema at Park Road Post, 2pm Wed 22 March - tomorrow!