International Competition

Not With Us

Svetlana Sigalaeva
Screening time  
25.02. / Tuesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 2  
26.02. / Wednesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 1  
01.03. / Saturday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 1  
"When I was released, I just moved on from the one prison to another." (Oscar Wilde).

The freedom is rarely with us.
He who is not with us is at our place.

(The words of the penal colony governor written on the prison's entrance)


Svetlana Sigalaeva

Svetlana Sigalaeva was born 1988 in Moscow, Russia. In 2003 she graduated from the music school. Immediately after graduating in 2006, she enrolled in VGIK (Gerasimov Institute of Cinema) in the Alexey Uchitel workshop. In 2007 she worked at the film studio Granat. In 2008 she attended Sergey Miroshnichenko’s workshop at VGIK. She is the author of films Kardo (2013, presented at the Short  Film Corner at Cannes Festival), Kak k Ivanu Ivanovichu sovest prishla (2013) and The Road to Hell (2012).

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Не с нами

2012, 43', DCP

Directed by:
Svetlana Sigalaeva

Screenplay by:
Sergey Shirinskiy, Svetlana Sigalaeva

Arseniy Bychkov

Edited by:
Svetlana Sigalaeva

Vyacheslav Zhukov

Sergey Shirinakiy

Produced by:
VGIK – Gerasimov Institute of Cinema

Festivals & Awards:

St. Anna Film Festival 2012 – Best Documentary; VGIK International Festival 2012 – Best Directing in a Documentary Film; Audience Award; KIN International Film Festival 2013 – Diploma