Filmmaker Viktor Kosakovsky was born on the 19th July 1961 in the city fo...展开rmerly known as Leningrad. In 1995 he decided to try and catch up with the lives of the other people born in the city on the same day. The result is a film that captures the daily lives of a collection of people. This film has won awards and was considered to be quite the darling of the European festival circuit back when it was released. It was shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (in competition) August 10-24, 1997.
Many Russian documentarists have recast their films for an international festival audience, which has proved more receptive than domestic viewers. The exceptions have largely proved the rule: One of the most notable recent examples was Victor Kosakovsky's 1997 film "Wednesday", in which the director tries to track down and talk to all the people born in his native Leningrad on the same day as he.