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How I Ended This Summer -- A polar station on a desolate island in the Arctic Ocean. Sergei, a seasoned meteorologist, and Pavel, a recent college graduate, are spending months in complete isolation on the once strategic research base. Pavel receives an important radio message and is still trying to find the right moment to tell Sergei, when fear, lies and suspicions start poisoning the atmosphere...

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Writer:
Aleksey Popogrebskiy (written by)
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28 January 2011 (USA) See more »
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A polar station on a desolate island in the Arctic Ocean. Sergei, a seasoned meteorologist, and Pavel... See more » | Add synopsis »
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15 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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"Reflective, humane and gripping..." See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Grigoriy Dobrygin ... Pavel
Sergey Puskepalis ... Sergey
Igor Chernevich ... Golos po ratsii - Sofronov (voice)
Artyom Tsukanov ... Golos po ratsii - Stas (voice)
Ilya Sobolev ... Golos po ratsii - Volodya (voice)
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Directed by
Aleksey Popogrebskiy 
 
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Produced by
Roman Borisevich .... producer
Sergey Chliyants .... producer
Mikhail Kolodyazhny .... supervising producer
Aleksandr Kushayev .... producer
Andrey Murtazaliev .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Dmitry Katkhanov  (as Dmitriy Katkhanov)
 
Cinematography by
Pavel Kostomarov 
 
Film Editing by
Ivan Lebedev 
 
Production Design by
Gennady Popov 
 
Costume Design by
Svetlana Mikhaylova 
 
Makeup Department
Natalya Angelova .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Nikolai Alekseyev .... set dresser
Mikhail Durnygin .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Vladimir Golovnitskiy .... supervising sound editor
Ivo Heger .... sound re-recording mixer
Sigitas Motoras .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Kirill Bobrov .... colorist
Kostantin Fiodorov .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Konstantin Blokhin .... lighting technician
Anton Chernyavskiy .... assistant camera
Aleksandr Mazur .... first assistant camera
Aleksandr Rastorguev .... data wrangler
Boris Semyonov .... gaffer
 
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Aleksandr Rastorguev .... making-of
 

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Also Known As:
"Kak ya provel etim letom" - Russia (original title)
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130 min
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Sergey Puskepalis lived not far from the filming location for 9 years. He said that this experience "let him merge with the landscape and people at once".See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
"Reflective, humane and gripping...", 4 February 2012
Author: Sindre Kaspersen from Norway

Russian screenwriter, trained psychologist and director Alexei Popogrebsky's third feature film which he also wrote the screenplay for, premiered In competition at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival in 2010, was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival in 2010, was shot entirely on location at the Valkarkay polar station in the Chuckchi Sea in Arctic Russia and is a Russian production which was produced by producers Roman Borisevich and Alexandr Kushaev. It tells the story about a middle-aged Russian man named Sergei Vitalievich Gulybin and his younger novice named Pavel Danilov who are stationed at a remote weather station in the Arctic. The two men have a good relationship, but when Pavel receives a message from the State Meteorological Network about Sergei's wife and son being sent to hospital in a severe condition, it frightens him and he chooses not to tell Sergei in fear of his own life.

Distinctly and lyrically directed by Russian filmmaker Alexei Popogrebsky, this quietly paced, subtle and visually remarkable fictional tale about human relations, friendship and survival in a wide and isolated Arctic landscape where the trust between two men from different generations is put on a test, is driven by it's significant and captivating atmosphere which is accentuated by the efficient use of sound and the noticeable cinematography by cinematographer Pavel Kostomarov. While shifting between an examination of the relationship between human beings and their milieu and a kind of chamber-piece, this acute depiction of two internal studies of character gradually evolves into a psychological battle between two converging minds which envisages the distinction and correlation between trust and fear.

This heartily, humorous, existentialistic and consistently engaging drama from the late 2000s which set in a majestic landscape close to the sea where only two human beings are living and are as drawn away from each other as they are drawn towards each other, is impelled and reinforced by it's loose narrative structure, substantial character development, subtle continuity, silent and cinematographic moments, graceful aura and the substantial acting performances by Russian actors Grigoriy Dobrygin and Sergei Puskepalis as the weathered main characters. A reflective, humane and gripping independent film which gained, among several other awards, the Silver Bear for Best Actor Grigoriy Dobrygin and Sergei Puskepalis and was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin Film Festival in 2010.

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