In aut

About the film

Title: In aut
Title in Russian: В ауте
Production company: Artvideo
Country of production: Russia
Year of Production: 2012
Duration: 50 min.
Web-site of the film:

Film crew

Scriptwriter: Olga Arlauskas
Film director: Olga Arlauskas, Nikita Tikhonov-Rau
Producer: Nikita Tikhonov-Rau
Director of photography: Olga Arlauskas, Nikita Tikhonov-Rau


A story of Sonya Shatalova is a story of a girl with muteness and autism.


What's going on with us today? Where do we go? What we live for?
What we spend our time on? Are we free?
These questions will be answered by a person, that we can't expect to be adequate.
A story of Sonya Shatalova is a story of a girl with muteness and autism. For Sonya - this film is the only way to share her vision and insights into the things that she sees and knows, that are not seen or known by others. Based on diaries and poems of Sonya, the film is a shocking revelation about all of us. 
So who exactly is "IN AUT" after all?


About the film director Olga Arlauskas, Nikita Tikhonov-Rau:


Olga Arlauskas She was born on July 18, 1981 in Moscow.


In 1991 she moved to Spain, where she successfully completed her studies at the Faculty of Audiovisual Communication at the University of the Basque Country.


In 2004 she got a grant from Spanish government to study filmmaking and moved back to Russia. In 2006 she graduated as a documentary filmmaker from VKSR (Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors).


Since then she’d been working for Channel One Russia, Channel Kultura, Russia Today (Spanish version) and made nearly 20 documentary films in all possible doc genres from intimate doc portaits to prime-time TV-blockbusters.


In 2011 together with Nikita Tikhonov-Rau she founded a production company Artvideo Studio Ltd., based both in Russia and Spain and specializing in creative documentary projects and TV-production.


Olga Arlauskas has been awarded by mostly all Russian (LAVR, ARTDOCFEST, STALKER etc) and some prestigious international Film Festivals (United Nations Film Festival in New York, V Russian Film Festival in New York etc) for her award-winning project «Labels» (26 min, 2011) Member of the Russian Documentay Guild.

About the Producer Nikita Tikhonov-Rau:


Nikita Tikhonov-Rau was born in Moscow in August 1980.


In 2003 he became a specialist in International Copyright and in 2006 he graduated from Higher Courses of Directors and Screenwriters (Moscow, Russia).


Having worked for television for 7 years he made a lot of documentaries. Among them mostly films, balancing on scientific, religious and philosophic topics, which the author himself calls "Documentary Blockbusters".


In 2011 together with Olga Arlauskas (his wife and co-producer) he founded a production company Artvideo Studio Ltd., based in Russia and Spain, specializing in TV-production and social issues creative film production.


In 2012 he became the vice-president of The Russian Guild of Documentary and TV (, managing documentary film distribution and non-commercial doc club releases in Russia.

About production company Artvideo:
The film production company ARTVIDEO STUDIO was established in Russia in 2010 and in Spain in 2012.
The main goal of our company is to make documentaries that touch the right chord with audience, honest and provocative documentaries. On the one hand, we are specialists in large film productions, and on the other, we use cinema as a social tool. We always choose the most interesting and red-hot issues. Our projects make impression both on general people and on the most demanding experts on cinema.
Our documentaries get the audience caught in the first minute. With our documentaries, we achieve good levels of rating, cinemas are packed, we win awards in festivals and we instil interest in the cultural life.
We believe strongly the documentary cinema can impact the viewers' perspectives, making them reflect about new ideas otherwise unknown to them.


The Russian Documentary Guild (RGDoc)

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