The Settlement / Poselenije

The film shows one day in a very strange Russian settlement.
One day is like an entire life.
This movie is about a day in life of the settlement for people with mental problems. Located in a peaceful countryside, it conveys an image of a pure, happy place, where people live and work together, in complete harmony. But there is a growing unexplainable feeling of anxiety and hopelessness.


Country of Production

Year of Production

35mm, Beta SP Pal

79 min

Sergej Loznitsa

St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studios

Original Language
without words

Festivals / Awards

DOK Leipzig 2001 (Silver Dove)
Mediawave Györ 2001 (Jury Prize)
Vyborg FF 2001 (Grand Prix)
Karlovy Vary IFF 2001 (Special Mention)
Message to Man St. Petersburg 2001 (Pavel Kogan’s Prize)
Les Ecrans Documentaires Gentilly 2002
FICA Goias 2002
Infinity Festival Alba 2002
GogolFest Kiev 2008
Alpe Adria Cinema Trieste 2011
Thessaloniki IDF 2011
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria FF 2012
GoEast FF Wiesbaden 2012
DocsBuenos Aires FF 2012
Sao Paulo IFF 2012
Taiwan IDF 2012