Meistersinger – The Sound of Russia
All the members of the Russian „Society of Amateur Canary Bird Singing“ are men. They belong to different social groups and come from all over the country. One cold winter day, they arrive in Moscow, unified only in the burning desire to win the annual contest.
They have been training their students – exclusively male too – for a whole year. Only the male bird of the species „serinus canaria canaria“ is able to produce the admirable heavenly tunes. It is a rigid men’s world, as most women in Russia unfortunately are completely busy with their daily chores and they have no time to care about these „real essentials of life“.
A film full of pathos and humour, about an outstanding bond between men and birds, exploring Russian society and a passionate confrontation of genders.