Far Frontiers

Russia, Kyrgyzstan, 2020


Victoria Films, Salt Studio, 82mins


Moscow Film Festival 2020: Competition, Featured at: Film London Production Finance Market, HAF Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum, Baltic Event, First Cut Lab, EAVE Ties That Bind


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Maria lives in a Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan with her son and husband, eagerly awaiting their transfer back hom to Russia. She developes a close relationship with Captain Krainov, her son’s Judo coach, setting up a chain of dramatic events that will determine the face of Maria and those around her. The film invites us to the unseen world of military families through a love triangle that will tear everyone’s lives apart and reveal the hidden mechanisms s of this closed society.

Cast & Crew

Producers - Denis Kovalevsky, Maxim Dashkin, Boris Frumin, Anna Dziembowska

Screenwriter - Boris Frumin

Featuring - Victoria Tolstoganova, Sergey Shnirev, Alexandr Kudin

Cinematographer - Andrey Naidenov

Maxim Dashkin

Maxim Dashkin


Maxim Dashkin graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with an M.F.A in film, where he focused on directing. Preceding his post-graduate degree Maxim worked for 12 years in the advertising business in Moscow, New York and San Francisco, in agencies such as Publicis, Goodby, BBH and Ogilvy & Mather. Maxim's credits include feature-length documentary, TV-series and TV films for main Russian TV channels. Furthermore his short films "Moving in Circles" and "Broken Maiden" have played in over 30 festivals worldwide and won 15 awards.