Third-class Travel

A documentary film which recounts the lives of passengers travelling on the longest railway route in the world. The director tells the stories and fortunes of ordinary Russians met by chance on the Moscow-Vladivostok train. The endless journey is a metaphor of the country in perpetual motion, while the passengers’ stories form a social portrait of contemporary Russian society.

Rodion Ismailov

Rodion Ismailov was born in Azerbaijan. In 1998 graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Cinematography and Television, specialized in film-directing. From 1997 to 1999 he was the General Director of “Deboshir Film Studio” and from 2000 to 2005 he was the President of Saint Petersburg Fund “Independent Cinema Fund”. Since 2009 he is the director and producer in the producing centre “DC Film”. His filmography includes the films “Third-class travel” (2017), “My kith and kin” (2013), and “Nomads” (2010).