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The Weather Forecast

original title: PROGNOZ POGODY

2016, 63 min., color, Russian

island Northern light polar bear post-Soviet space psychedelic sea life sea trip snow the far north weather station

DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY : Nature / Environment
PRODUCTION : BUDGET : 94 000 euro



Director : Screenplay : Ivan Tverdovsky
Cinematographer : Sergey Petriga, Yevgeny Kokusev, Ivan Alferov
Producers : Sergei Bragin, Anton Malyshev


To learn the weather forecast is easy. You can only click on your phone, tablet pc or computer. No one thinks about how this information gets into electronic gadgets. Where and how does the weather forecast appear? And behind this simple action, there is hard work of people in snow-covered waters of the northern seas, in the permafrost.

The old ship Mikhail Somov across the Northern Sea Route from Arkhangelsk to Wrangel Island. For the Russian polar explorers it is the only connection with the mainland. Once a year Mikhail Somov delivers food, fuel and equipment to the weather station.

Film shows the audience who and how really “makes the weather”.