Fatei and the Sea

Rikord Island, off the south-east coast of Russia. Fatei struggles with the elements as well as the local authorities. In his work for the common good, he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. When a man fights for his dream, he risks more than his own life. He puts his family at risk, too.


Original name Fatei and the Sea
Original language Russian
Genre Document
Production year 2018
Production country Russia, China
Running time 76 min


Direction Alina Rudnitskaya
Sergei Vinokurov
Script Mila Kudryashova
Cinematography Krystian Matysek
Sound design Aleksey Antonov
Composer Aleksander Zaripov
Editing Sergey Vinokurov & Alina Rudnitskaya
Production secretary Jenny Timonen
Production manager Marianne Mäkelä
Executive producer Sergey Vinokurov & Mila Kudryashova
Co-producer Dorota Roszkowska & Pertti Veijalainen

Screenings and awards


  • 28.09.2019 Barents Ecology Film Festival (Best documentary)
  • 20.09.2019 Helsinki International FF - Rakkautta & Anarkiaa
  • 29.08.2019 Budem Zhit – Elämä jatkuu -festival
  • 03.08.2019 Window to Europe festival
  • 29.06.2019 Films for Food
  • 25.05.2019 Krakow Film Festival


  • Andrey Sigle, Proline Film


  • Pertti Veijalainen, Illume Oy

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