Children of Iron God
(Vasisten gyermekei)

feature, 35mm, 78 minutes

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 1993.

Over the Ural and on this side of the Ocean, in the middle of the vast Siberian snow-fields stood a steelworks. It manufactures special armour-alloys for the army. Our main character, Ignat, is a young worker in the rolling mill. He faces death every day but it is so natural in the factory that he does not even notice it. That is why, from mere ennui, he is seeking ever so dangerous adventures between two shifts. He steals sheep from the nomad natives, the Bashkirs, robs trains with his gangster-like relatives and finally he agrees to accept the challenge to fight instead of his friend in a boxing match sure to lead to a fatal end. In a terrible fight, he wins and after the match, for first time in his life, he falls in deep thought about his own life.

Creators

Irma Tsekovaya Editor
Viatcheslav Avanyesov, Andrei Sinyavsky Production manager
Tamás Tóth Director
Sergei Kozlov Director of photography
Juri Orlov Music
Vladimir Korolev Visual design
Julia Jegorova Sound
Elena Usakova Costumes
Moszfilm-Kurir Filmstudio, Hunnia Film Studio, Ava Ltd., Russian Film Society Production company
Piotr Lutsik, Alexei Samoryadov Screenplay
Karen Sahnazarov, Dimitrij Zaytsev, Viatcheslav Mayasov, Sándor Simó Producer
Yevgeny Sidikhin, Yuri Yakovlev, Natasha Borodyna, Alexander Kalyagin, Alexander Feklustov, Michail Svenyn Cast

Awards

Roma Independent Film Festival - 1993 Special Prize of the Italian Film Club Society
Sochi International Film Festival - 1993 Best Cinematographer: Szergej Kozlov
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 1994 Main Prize

Festivals

Umea International Film Festival - 1994
Setúbal FESTROIA  International Film Festival - 1994 (in competition)
Vancouver International Film Festival - 1994
Săo Paulo International Film Festival - 1994 (in competition)
Annonay International Film Festival - 1995 (in competition)
Alexandria International Film Festival - 1995
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 1994

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