Haulout

A man is waiting in his hut in the desolate expanse of the Russian Arctic. He is holding out in order to observe a natural event that occurs here, every year. But ocean warming is taking its toll.
by Evgenia Arbugaeva, Maxim Arbugaev
with Maxim Chakilev
United Kingdom / Russian Federation 2022 Russian 25’ Colour, 4K DCP World premiere Documentary form

With

  • Maxim Chakilev (Marine Biologist)

Crew

DirectorEvgenia Arbugaeva, Maxim Arbugaev
CinematographyMaxim Arbugaev, Evgenia Arbugaeva
EditingEvgenia Arbugaeva, Joshua Chadwick
Sound DesignAnastasia Dushina
ProducersEvgenia Arbugaeva, Maxim Arbugaev

Produced by

Albireo Films

Maxim Arbugaev

Evgenia Arbugaeva

Born in Tiksi in the Russian Arctic in 1985, she is now based in London but remains deeply connected to her homeland. She has been a documentary photographer for over a decade; her work has been exhibited internationally and published in magazines including “The New Yorker”, “Time” and “National Geographic”. Haulout is her debut film.

Filmography

2022 Haulout; short film, co-director: Maxim Arbugaev

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022

Maxim Arbugaev

Born in Tiksi in the Russian Arctic in 1991, he is now based in Moscow. Before discovering his passion for filmmaking, he was a professional ice hockey player for 15 years. He graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow in 2018. His films, which focus on sports and/or the Arctic, capture remote worlds and the people who inhabit them.

Filmography

2014 The Hunters; short film 2018 Genesis 2.0; co-director: Christian Frei 2019 VOY 2022 Haulout; short film, co-director: Evgenia Arbugaeva

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022