COME BACK FREE

director: 
Ksenia Okhapkina
country: 
Estonia
year: 
2016
category: 
doc
legth: 
52'
festival edition: 
2017
A poetic documentary about life in a war‑torn Chechen village, with the cemetery as its symbolic focal point. The village lives and breathes in unison. The Chechen gravediggers are always busy. Death is an everyday visitor. It does not even matter that yet another war has ended. The people live stuck in a circle of vengeance. They also gather into circles to chant prayers to God. The Chechens’ parting words to one another are, “May you come back free!”