Lost Reactor

Ever thought of what it'd be like to live inside a nuclear reactor? Well, these three do: Olga, a squatter, with her animals; Sergey, an escapist; and, on a makeshift ship nearby - Vitaly, once the head of construction of the Crimean Nuclear Power Plant. The plant that never lets go of those who helped build it.§It was the most costly project in Soviet history. Yet this plant has never been in operation, not for a single day. For the empire collapsed, and the annexation of the Crimea changed the course of history for Russia. But in which direction? Yet still here they live. An extraordinary tale of Russian hopes, dreams and perseverance.

Director's Biography
Alexandra Westmeier
Alexandra Westmeier was born in 1973 in Chelyabinsk, Russia. She studied directing at the State Academy of the Theatrical Arts in St. Petersburg for five years and in Moscow for four more years. In 2001 she moved to Germany. Her first documentary "Alone in four Walls" had its premiere in Sundance in 2008. The film received 16 national and international awards. 

Film Selection: Lost Reactor (2018, doc) - Mariinsky on Track (2012, doc) - Allein in vier Wänden (Alone in four Walls, 2007, doc, CE'08) - "Mama, mir geht es gut..." (2007, TV doc)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2019
Alexandra Westmeier
Germany 2018
76 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Alexandra Westmeier, Svetlana Titova
Cinematography Ben Bernhard
Editing Philipp Gromov
Sound/Sounddesign Evgenij Kamkov, Markus Glunz
Music Trimay
With Vitaly Toropov, Nikolay Meshcheryakov, Olga Belyavskaya, Vanya Belyavsky, Sergey Kondratyev, Oleg Xmyp, Alexey Grishakov
Producer(s) PRODUCERS Alexandra Westmeier, Michael Haase
Linger On Filmproduction
World Sales
Linger On Filmproduction
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere