“Autumn on Shakespeare street” is an experimental documentary short film. It tells a story of a small back street in Nizhniy Novgorod, the fifth largest city in Russia. The street was built more than a hundred years ago for the workers of the leather factory “Kozhevnik” situated nearby. The factory was launched at 1916; at the same time the first buildings on the street were built. Since then, dynasties of the factory workers were living on this street.
In its best years “Kozhevnik” was considered to be one of the best leather manufacturing factories in the USSR. However, the best years are over, the factory is no longer producing goods, but rents its premises to other companies. The inhabitants of the street struggle to find their place in the “brave new world”.
Using Shakespeare’s verses as prompts, the film embarks on a poetic exploration of the history of the street.