At the Edge of the World

Russia, 2017, 14 min.
Directed by
Anastasia Osipova
birds / environment / isolation / nature reserve

Monstronale Filmfestival 2017 – Selection


Not far from Dalnye Zelentsy lies a string of natural reserve islands, which ordinary people rarely set foot on, due to a huge amount of different birds nesting there during a short Northern summer. People are prohibited from visiting the islands in order not to disturb the peace of the feathered inhabitants. The Gavrilov Islands are home to numerous bird colonies, where the night silence makes a contrast with the daytime deafening chatter of seagulls and urias. Here, at the end of the world, lives Nikolay Eliseev, the warden of Kandalaksha Nature Reserve, who has been working here for more than forty years.