Polina Kanis The Shift

Artist: Polina Kanis
Director of Photography: Anton Gromov
Producers: Alya Lugovaya, Kostya Korobkin
1st Director’s Assistant: Alex Eidman
Style: Anna Bashtovaya
Make-up: Tuyana Tsyrendashieva
Decor: Nikita Evglevsky
Gaffer: Oleg Namakonov
Location: Konstantin Muximov
Cast: Easycast
Sound effects: Serge Kupriyanov


The action in this video centers on the staff of an anonymous institution, housed in the building of a former museum. The staff carry out their duties, which require strict adherence to rules. Their actual labor remains off camera, so we are unsure whether they are really doing anything at all, or merely solidifying the system by their presence. Everything runs smoothly.
A hint that some change in the course of things might be possible is glimpsed only in the last scene.