About the film
Release Date: December 17, 2020
|Production Companies||:||Rock Films|
|Producers||:||Alexey Uchitel, Kira Saksaganskaya, Elena Bystrova, Pavel Gorin, Mikhail Shchukin, Lyubov Sviblova|
Devoted to the last days of Soviet writer, poet, and Gulag survivor Varlam Shalamov, this film follows the efforts of two of Shalamov’s most devoted admirers to preserve the author’s legacy. Having lost his sight and hearing and living in a retirement home, he carried on doing the only thing that mattered to him — writing — until his final breath. This film is a testament to the value of writings that tell the unpalatable truths of the 20th century. To evoke the gritty texture of the Soviet world, Sententia is shot on 16mm black and white film.