photo: ivan olita
ivan olita is the dashing editor-at-large at the italian edition of glossy fashion mag l'officiel. having both italian and russian roots, he never quite figured out the meaning of this mixed heritage, despite two previous trips to russia. personal heartburn inspired olita to embark on a third journey there, and one that would hopefully help him clear his head and process and eventually offload the burdening emotional baggage. the trip is made by train and takes him from beautiful st. petersburg all the way to the sprawling metropolis of shanghai. olita documented the lengthy train ride, sharing some of the sights and people he encountered en route to china. the short film ends with a deep sigh, which we gather, is one of relief.