Bite the Dust


Director: Taisia Igumentseva

Screen Play by: Alexandra Golovina

Art-director: Eldar Karhalev

Costume designer: Nadezhda Vasilyeva

Make-up artist: Ksenia Malkina

Sound Director: Arkadiy Noskov Timur Maximov

Editor: Ekaterina Shakhunova

Starring: Sergey Abroskin Maxim Vitorgan Yola Sanko Yuris Lautsinsh Irina Denisova Anna Rud Alina Sergeeva Dmitry Kulichkov

Producer: Alexey Uchitel

Production: Rock Films

Country of production: Russia

Genre: Tragicomedy

Budget: $ 1 mln

Time: 101 min


Everyone knows everyone else in the tiny village. An elderly herdsman, Vasilich, devotes all his time to taking care of a doe-eyed cow named Candy; lonely Granny Zina curses the government; married women glance enviously at other women’s husbands; and the local inventor, Vanya, entertains the children with his ingenious devices. One day, the villagers hear the terrible news on TV that the most powerful solar flare ever has taken place, the effects of which will destroy all of mankind in 24 hours. After recovering from the initial shock, the villagers come up with their own way to bid farewell to life. They decide to throw an end-of-the-world party. Tables are set, pies are baked, and some gather their last courage to make major life decisions. But the end never comes... Instead, things get a bit hot under the collar. The villagers realize that life as they know it is over...

  • Cannes Film Festival

    Special Screening

  • Open Russian Film Festival KINOTAVR

    Сompetitive program