Directed by Roman Vasyanov
Russia | 123 min. | 2021 | drama | Russian

1984, in the middle of nowhere in the USSR, a group of friends try to live their lives and maintain dignity despite the corrupt system and people running their student dorm. They share their griefs and joys, all for one and one for all, until a tragic event – a female student commits suicide – sends a shockwave through the dorm. This event sets of a chain reaction that will put their love, friendship and beliefs to an ultimate test.


Director: Roman Vasyanov
Screenplay: Roman Vasyanov, Ekaterina Bogomolova, Pavel Selukov, Daria Selukova
Cinematography: Alexander Alexandrov
Editing: Sergey Ivanov
Production Design: Anastasiya Karimulina
Sound Design: Mikhail Kovalev

Cast: Gennady Vyrypaev, Nikita Efremov, Marina Vasilyeva, Ilya Malanin, Irina Starshenbaum, Yulia Aug

Production Company: METRAFILMS STUDIO

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Roman Vasyanov

Roman Vasyanov is a DOP and director. He graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography.

Since 2007 Roman worked Russia’s highest acclaimed feature films, such as Hipsters (2008), Vice (2007), Odessa (2019), dir. by Valery Todorovsky. In 2010 Roman received a prize for Best Cinematography at Kinotavr Open Film Festival for Act of Nature (dir. by Alexandr Lungin, Sergey Osipyan).

Since 2010, Roman has been working with US film studios with directors David Eyre (Fury, Suicide Squad), Doug Liman (The Wall), Jason Hall (Thanks for Your Service), J. C. Chandor (Triple Frontier).

The Dorm is Roman’s directorial debut, produced by METRAFILMS Studio.