The film unfolds during 30-40-s of last century and follows a story of a pair of women’s shoes, from a store’s window to the common grave at the Auschwitz concentration camp. There are no dialogues in the film and no faces are shown.


The filming took place in Russia, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Poland and France. More than 600 international experts participated in the production. The film was made with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus.

Cast and crew:
  • Original idea by: Dmitry Parshkov
  • Directed by: Konstantin Fam
  • Screenplay by: Konstantin Fam
  • Music by: Egor Romanenko
  • Cinematography: Otabek Djuraev, Marec Gajczak, Sergey Novikov, Asen Sopov
  • Produced by: Konstantin Fam, Uriy Igrusha, Miсhail Bykov, Alexey A. Petrukhin, Tanya Dovidovskaya, Krzysztof Wiech, Tania Rakhmanova, Alexey Timofeev, Aleksandr Kulikov, Igor Lopatonok, Sergey Zhdanovich
  • Starring: Uliana Elina, Ilya Uglava, Tatiana Spurgyash, Alexandr Bokovets
  • Angel Film Awards – Monaco International Film Festival: Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Original Music, Best Producer, Best Cinematographer, Angel Peace Award
  • Nominee for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, 2013
  • Grand Prix Video Festival Imperia (Italy)
  • Radiant Angel Festival (Russia), Best Live Action Short Film Award
  • San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Konstantin Fam named Best New Emerging Director
  • The film was invited to a collection of Yad Vashem (Israel)
  • Artkino Festival (Russia), The Best Experimental Film Award
  • Festival KONIK (Russia), the prize «For the contribution to the short film development in Russia»
  • Festival KONIK (Russia), the prize «For the musical solution»
  • 1st place of the "Vstrechi na Vjatke" Festival (Russia, Kirov)
  • Special prize of the "New Mag" magazine at the "Golden Apricot" Festival(Armenia)
  • Opening Film of the special program at the Haifa Festival (Israel)
  • Russian Cinema Week (Israel)
  • Doors to Russian Cinema (USA)
  • Clermont-Ferrand (France)
  • Listapad (Belarus)
  • Badalona (Spain)
  • Coniminuticontati (Italy)
  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (USA)
  • St. Anne (Russia)
  • Kinotaur (Sochi)
  • Kinolikbez (Barnaul)
  • Kinoshock (Anapa)
  • Short (Kaliningrad).
Official trailer:
Behind the scenes