A documentary film about how a retiree, Vasily Ilyin, from the Kursk region of Russia went to New York City. He was photographed for the cover of a special issue of Esquire magazine about the lives of ordinary people.
Comments from Esquire:
Wow. Thank you.
Noisy, hot and bright.
Fucking great cinema!
I’m offended, especially when they said Russia was unwashed and impoverished.
Guys, thank you very much. This turned out to be a real, heartfelt movie. I enjoyed the story and the film.
I don’t write comments but I’m a long-time lurker. I liked it so much I just had to tell you that it was an amazing film!
It’s better than what’s in the movie theatres now))
No words… VERY COOL.
I have such mixed feelings… sadness, excitement, joy and delight all at the same time. Thank you to the editors who gave Vasiliy the opportunity to see a different life, and who gave us the pleasure of his journey!
They could have taken Vasya [Note: Nickname for Vasiliy] to somewhere like Louisiana or Missouri, but no fucking way, straight to New York!
I was most impressed by the girl on the bike…
Too true about Russia not having a good ruler since Peter the Great)) Great movie and cinematography.