Written and directed by Leena Kilpeläinen
Original idea: Velipekka Makkonen
Directors of photography: Leena Kilpeläinen, Alexander Burov
Editor: Tambet Tasuja
Sound designer: Harmo Kallaste
Composer: Timo-Juhani Kyllönen
Graphic Design: Jüri-Illimar Shestakov

Production: Revolver Film Ou, LM-Media GmbH, Illume Oy
Producer: Merja Ritola
Executive Producer: Pertti Veijalainen
Co-producers: Karin Reinberg, Anastasia Pavlovich

Format: DCP
Length: 77' & 52'
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English

Illume Ltd is a production company specialising in creative filmmaking. Illume's productions include more than 100 documentary and fiction features as well as TV series and experimental short films, since the company was founded in 1987. It is once of the largest documentary film production companies in the Nordic area, and unique in its investment in new documentaries. Illume has a wealth of experience of productions in Finland, Soviet Union and Russia, US; the Baltic region, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Africa and India.

Illume Ltd aims to produce documentary films that are entertaining and inspire debate about culture, politicsm religion and the human condition. Illume's editorial team selects projects that are historically and culturally important particularly to the Finnish audience and the company has become and expert in producing films that speak of our national identity. Illume Ltd's other main line of work is in films that appeal to wider audiences and subjects that have universal relevance. Illume has been granted the MEDIA development slate grant three times in 2012, 2010 and 2003.

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