Beyond The Steppes


Vanja D'Alcantara

With: Agnieszka Grochowska, Aleksandra Justa, Borys Szyc

“Beyond the Steppes” tells the story of a woman’s forced journey to the steppes of Central Asia. In 1940 Nina, a young Polish woman, is deported with her baby by the Soviet Army in 1940, to the remote and inhospitable lands of the USSR. She has to work in a Sovkhoz guarded by the Russian political police. When her child becomes ill, she sets out on a search of medications with a group of Kazakh nomads.
The film draws the intimate and personal experience of this woman, forced into exile, in her struggle against the extreme conditions of this inhuman land.

Festivals & Awards

Locarno IFF 2010

Marrakech IFF – Special Jury Award


Original title: Beyond The Steppes

Production: Need Productions - Lunanime - Akson Studios

Nationality: Belgium - Poland

Year of production: 2010

Running time: 83'

Language: Polish, Russian

Ratio: 1:85




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