The Train Stop / Polustanok

Speeding trains slice through the silence of the small train stop. The whistle on the locomotive and the thunder of the wheels disappear into the night, but fail to wake up people at the station. People just continue to sleep. What do they wait for? What will wake them up?


Country of Production

Year of Production

35mm, Beta SP Pal

25 min

Sergei Loznitsa

RTR TV and Studio OKNO, in cooperation with St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio

Original Language
without words

Festivals / Awards

DOK Leipzig 2000 (Silver Dove)
Ekaterinburg FF 2000 (Award for Best Short Documentary)
Krakow IFF 2001 (Award for Best Camera)
Montréal Int. Festival of New Cinema and New Media 2001
Lyon IFF 2001 (Awards for Best Documentary)
Vila do Conde Short FF (Special Mention)
Filmer à tout Prix Brussels 2004
Taiwan IDF 2004
Mar del Plata IFF 2005
Doc Sur Grand Écran Paris 2005
COURTisane Short FF Ghent 2006
EDOC Quito 2006
Media City FF Windsor 2007
Yunfest Kunming 2007
Mediawave Györ 2007
Punto de Vista IDF Navarra 2008
GogolFest Kyiv 2008
Kino.Doc Moscow 2008
Recife FF 2010
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
Planete Doc Review IDF Warsaw 2013
Astra FF Sibiu 2014
FICUNAM FF Mexico 2015
Crossing Europe FF Linz 2015
Rotterdam IFF 2016
Punto de Vista IDF 2016
Ljubljana IDF 2016
Santiago de Compostela Short FF 2016
Krakow IFF 2018

National Award of the Russian Culture Foundation 2000