The Distant Barking of Dogs

The Distant Barking of Dogs

In a village on the Russian-Ukranian border, a 10-year-old boy grows up learning to get used to the sound of dropping missiles and explosions, listening to the signs of different sirens, playing with guns, swimming in the dark, and indulging in his dear grandma’s care. A poetic gaze on a war that continues and on its impact on a child whose heart beats louder than bombs.

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Direction: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Script: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Cinematography: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Editing: Michael Aaglund
Sound: Pietu Korhonen, Heikki Kossi, Peter Albrechtsen
Music: Uno Helmersson, Erik Enocksson
Production: Final Cut for Real
Producers: Monica Hellström
Executive producer: Philippa Kowarsky
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Production Year: 2017
Duration: 90'
Contact: Cinephil,

Simon Lereng Wilmont


2008 Above the Ground, Beneath the Sky (short)
2014 The Fencing Champion (short)
2017 The Distant Barking of Dogs
2022 A House Made of Splinters
2023 Girl Away From Home (short, co-direction)