One Man Dies a Million Times

This apocalyptic dystopia is inspired by the true story of the N. I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Genetic Resources during the Siege of Leningrad, where scientists conserved a massive inventory of edible seeds in the name of biodiversity while facing starvation.

This sci-fi drama directed by Jessica Oreck premiered at SXSW in 2019. Oreck decided that it would only be seen in theaters and not on platforms to honor the risks that the film’s protagonists took in real life.


Year: 2019
Runtime: 92′
Country: USA
Direction: Jessica Oreck
Screenplay: Vuk Lungulov-Klotz
Cast: Alyssa Lozovskaya, Maksim Blinov, Vladimir Koshevoy
Cinematography: Sean Price Williams
Genre: Distopia, Drama
Contact: Wide

Wins & nominations

2023: Sarasota Film Festival – Best Cinematography
2023: SXSW Film Festival