24 Snega

24 Snow
Like a lone cowboy, Sergei passionately devotes his life to traditional horse breeding in the impenetrable Arctic Sakha; permafrost and the absence of roads, electricity and channels of communication mean that there is nobody else to rely on but oneself. Sergei is sensitive and introspective; he truly cares about his family, community and treats nature with the utmost respect. He loves the independence and freedom this life brings, despite the immense sacrifices that it necessitates, such as total isolation and being a stranger to his own children. Spectacular camerawork characterizes the Sakha horses in all their magnificence, and juxtaposes the post-soviet towns and the boundless taiga landscapes, where the cold bites through the screen.
by Mikhail Barynin Russian Federation 2016 Sakha 95’ Colour Documentary form


Written and Directed by Mikhail Barynin
Cinematography Yuri Berezhnev, Semen Amanatov, Mikhail Kardashevskyi
Editing Nikita Koltsev
Sound Design Innokentyi Sivtsev
Sound Innokentyi Sivtsev
Music Moisey Kobyakov
Production Management Egor Makarov
Executive Producer Egor Makarov

World sales

Sakha Cineclub

Produced by

Muus Khaia Production

Mikhail Barynin

Born in 1985, he graduated from the Moscow International Film School and the directing faculty of the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in 2013 (class of Sergey Miroshnichenko). Another Land, his directing debut was followed by his films Maiman Race and Tuva. Independent People about the Russian North. 24 Snow continues this regional focus and depicts the life of a horsebreeder in the harsh Arctic conditions.


2008 Autumn melody 2009 Another Land 2011 Maiman Race 2012 Tuva. Independent people 2013 Gyandzha – a fairy tale town · Dagestan folk arts 2014 Urasa-Bayram. Happiness Renovation 2016 24 Snow

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017