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14+

14+

Russia, 2015, 12+

Production: Film Studio September

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Director Andrei Zaitsev
Producers: Olga Granina, Andrei Zaitsev
Cast: Gleb Kaliuzhny, Ulyana Vaskovich, Olga Ozollapinya, Alexei Filimonov, Dmitri Barinov, Dmitri Blokhin, Anna Rud

This is the story of a first love, which happens in the suburbs of a big city. The modern Romeo and Juliet live in the social networks and in the streets that are governed by iron rules, which the two young people don’t want to follow. In order to be together, the protagonists encounter many obstacles. Their schools are rivals, so their blossoming bonds are a treachery of their turf and their gangs. The lovers also clash with their parents, who are not ready to accept that the children have grown up so fast and that each of these teenagers already has a personality and the right to choose. Their own complexes, the lack of confidence in themselves, the fear of taking the first step, the scare of being rejected – all this is overcome by true love.

NO COMMENTdebut

NO COMMENT

Russia, 2014, 16+

Production: Studio Third Rome

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Director Artem Temnikov
Producers: Yevgeni Mironov, Alexander Novin, Asya Temnikova, Elena Brenkova
Cast: Leonard Proxauf, Alexander Novin, Dmitri Zhuravlev, Soma Paissel

The recent tragic events in Paris have drawn the world’s attention to the danger represented by radically oriented Islamists for the whole civilized world. Artem Temnikov’s film investigates the reasons why Islamists manage to recruit young people in European countries and send them to fight at various hot spots (Syria, Iraq, Chechnya). The film tells the story of a young German man, who fell under the influence of such recruiters and ended up in Chechnya. When he realized his mistake, it was already too late. The film is based on real events, video footage of the Special Forces, and a trophy piece found after a fight in a dugout in a Chechen village.
The characters and events are real.

ANGELS OF REVOLUTION

ANGELS OF REVOLUTION

Russia, 2014, 16+

Production: Film Company 29 February

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Director Alexei Fedorchenko
Producers: Dmitri Vorobiev, Alexei Fedorchenko, Leonid Lebedev
Cast: Daria Yekamasova, Oleg Yagodin, Pavel Basov, Georgi Iobadze, Alexei Solonchev

1934. Disquiet in the north of the USSR: the Hanty and Nenets shamans do not want to accept new traditions. In order to reconcile two great cultures – of the Russian avant-garde and of ancient paganism – some artists travel to the taiga near the river Ob: a composer, a sculptor, a theatre director, a constructivist architect, a filmmaker with primitivist inclinations and, as head of the group, the well-known “Polina-Revolution”… The film is based on real events.

THE GUESTdebut

THE GUEST

Russia, 2015, 12+

Production: Studio SLON

The part of the movie

Director Denis Rodimin
Producer Sabina Yeremeeva
Cast: Ekaterina Steblina, Arnas Fedaravicius, Lydia Omutnykh, Vladimir Mishukov, Polina Pushkaruk, Maxim Bitiukov, Maria Shashlova, Andrius Dariala, Alexander Kononets, Ulyana Lukina, Ekaterina Leonova, Alexei Koval, Alexander Mezentsev, Kirill Bobrov

“The Guest” is a story about a group of young geo-physicists who travel to a place where a mysterious meteorite has crashed. In this remote area, away from civilization, they are in the epicentre of events that are inexplicable from the point of view of modern science.

INSIGHT

INSIGHT

Russia, 2015, 18+

Production: Atlantic Film

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Director Alexander Kott
Producer Ekaterina Filippova
Cast: Alexander Yatsenko, Agrippina Steklova, Filipp Avdeev, Andrei Bilzho

The film’s hero, Pavel Zuyev, loses his eyesight and has to start his life all over. All the links to his former life are broken, but in his new life he meets a remarkable woman, who is able to see more than other people. Her name is, quite symbolically, Nadezhda, for Hope, and she works in the local hospital. Nadezhda helps Zuyev regain his powers and acquire a new sense for reality. These two equally strong characters will spend some of the best days of their lives.

THE FINDdebut

THE FIND

Russia, 2015, 16+

Production: Film Company TALAN, Klepatski Production

Trailer

Director Viktor Dement
Producers: Natalia Budkina, Dmitri Klepatsky
Cast: Alexei Guskov, Nadezhda Markina, Anastasia Sheveleva

Trofim Rusanov, a senior inspector of the Fishing Control, considers himself to embody the Law and people around him to be “swines and thieves”; through the will of circumstance he finds himself in the taiga, alone with nature, tens of kilometres away from human habitation. What happens to him in the snow-covered taiga radically changes his view on life.

A GUY FROM OUR CEMETERYdebut

A GUY FROM OUR CEMETERY

Russia, 2015, 6+

Production: Film Company CTB

Directors: Ilya Chizhikov, Anton Chizhikov
Producer Sergei Selianov
Cast: Alexander Pal, Igor Zhizhikin, Vladimir Sychev, Alexander Ilyin, Kristina Kazinskaya

The 25-year-old provincial guy Kolya comes to Moscow to stay with his uncle. He needs to repay a debt as quickly possible, which hangs over him from his last workplace; he is ready to work every day. More precisely, every night: because his uncle arranges for him to work as night watchman on… a cemetery. The new watchman starts his first shift, but what happens on the cemetery when it gets dark comes utterly unexpected. And there are many nights ahead. Kolya must make a choice: arrange himself with the mysterious visitors or run away.

PIONEER HEROESdebut

PIONEER HEROES

Russia, 2015, 18+

Production: Film Company CTB, Masterskaya Seance

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Director Natalia Kudryashova
Producers: Sergei Selianov, Natalia Drozd
Cast: Natalia Kudriashova, Alexei Mitin, Daria Moroz, Serafima Vybornova, Nikita Yakovlev, Varvara Shablakova

A long time ago Olga, Katia and Andrei came to Moscow: they are friends from school. They are quite successful. Olga is an actress, Katia works in large PR agency, and Andrei is a political analyst. They buy cars, take out mortgages, and build summer houses. They live like everybody else. But this brings them neither happiness nor satisfaction. The feeling that “everything is kind of normal, but something’s not right” is the main motif of today’s thirty-somethings. Their childhood fell into the Soviet era, when children dreamt of heroic feats, believed in spies and a bright future, and nobody expected that the dream of the heroic feat would one day get replaced by a dream of stability. People no longer have grand dreams. They simply live.

ABOUT LOVE

ABOUT LOVE

Russia, 2015, 16+

Production: Film Company Magnum

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Director Anna Melikian
Producer Anna Melikian
Cast: Renata Litvinova, Vladimir Mashkov, Yevgeni Tsyganov, Alexandra Bortich, Mikhail Yefremov, Maria Shalaeva, Vasili Raksha, Ravshan Kurkova, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Yulia Snigir, Alexei Filimonov, Maria Daniliuk, Maxim Lagashkin, Alexander Robak

What is love? The heroes of the film try to answer this question. A series of the most different characters and their stories are woven together. Small stories about various things, all about love: a young pair who prefer to live through images of Japanese anime-heroes; a secretary who receives an obscene offer from her boss; a Japanese woman who arrives in Moscow in search of a Russian man; a graffiti artist in search of beauty; an ex-wife employed by her husband for an unusual task; and many other things...

PUPPET SYNDROME

PUPPET SYNDROME

Russia/Switzerland/Germany, 2015, 16+

Production: Studio Third Rome

Trailer

Director Elena Khazanova
Producers: Yevgeni Mironov, Ilya Gavrilov, Alexander Novin, Dmitri Aronin, Asya Temnikova, Elena Brenkova, Anna Kachko
Cast: Yevgeni Mironov, Chulpan Khamatova, Merab Ninidze

Since his childhood Petya has been fascinated by the puppet theatre, but even more so by a living girl: Liza. Petya creates Liza, like Pygmalion made Galatea: he becomes her father, friend, and husband… Only if Pygmalion met the challenge of bringing a stone to life, Petya faces another problem: Liza is already very much alive. She never completely obeys him and never fully belongs to him... “Puppet Syndrome” is a story of the all-consuming love of a creator for his creation.

SALVATION

SALVATION

Russia, 2015, 16+

Production: Gorky Film Studio, Valday Films

Trailer

Director Ivan Vyrypaev
Producers: Sergei Zernov, Svetlana Kuchmaeva
Cast: Polina Grishina, Karolina Gruszka, Cazimir Liske, Vanchuk Fargo, Angchuk Phuntsok, Diana Zajmojska, Father Edward, Ivan Vyrypaev

Sister Anna, a young Catholic nun from Poland, is sent as missionary to a congregation in the Himalayas. Anna is 25 years old and has spent half of her life in the monastery. For the first time she now goes to another country: the authentic region of Ladakh, which is part of Tibet and on the territory of India. Having arrived there, Sister Anna finds herself in a completely unfamiliar world. She clashes with an entirely different culture, with different energies and another religion. The mysterious world of Tibet and the accidental meetings on the way raise complex questions and ideas.

THE LAND OF OZ

THE LAND OF OZ

Russia, 2015, 16+

Production: Beloe Zerkalo [White Mirror]

Director Vasili Sigarev
Producers: Sofiko Kiknavelidze, Dmitri Uliukaev
Cast: Yana Troyanova, Gosha Kutsenko, Andrei Ilenkov, Alexander Bashirov, Yevgeni Tsyganov, Vladimir Simonov, Inna Churikova, Svetlana Kamynina, Yulia Snigir, Alisa Khazanova, Daria Yekamasova

The Russian New Year. With uncontrollable force, the annual hurricane sweeps across the “sixth of the world”.
This hurricane brings the infantile Lena from her clear little world to the country of strange wizards – with an Olivier salad and a herring tucked in under her fur coat. These wizards can perform incredible miracles: they can do a triple toe-loop from the third floor, drive a car without using their hands, or take an ordinary firework to reach the centre of the earth. They command the energy of Tsigun and Tantra. Unwittingly, they can surprise the enemy, cast spells to burn down castles and even revive loved ones.
This improbable country is full of dangers, and Lena has to cross it in the company of the dog Tyutya, as she searches for the treasured booth where there the fight between good and neutral is on…

RAG UNIONdebut

RAG UNION

Russia, 2015, 12+

Production: Film Company KOKTEBEL

Director Mikhail Mestetsky
Producers: Roman Borisevich, Alexander Kushaev
Cast: Vasili Butkevich, Alexander Pal, Pavel Chinarev, Ivan Yankovsky, Anastasia Pronina, Fedor Lavrov

The life of the ordinary teenager Vania changes when he makes the acquaintance of three strange guys. Sportsmen, hooligans, dreamers – they call themselves “Rag Union” and believe that they can change the world. Enchanted by his new friendship, Vania puts them up at his dacha and tries to become part of their grand organization. But the neighbour girl Sasha has her own plans with this company.

THE GULLSdebut

THE GULLS

Russia, 2015, 16+

Production: Film Companies Telesto and Ladya, with support from the Ministry of Culture of the RF

Trailer

Director Ella Manzheeva
Producers: Elena Glikman, Yaroslav Zhivov
Cast: Yevgeniya Mandzhieva, Sergei Adianov, Yevgeni Sangadzhiev, Dmitri Mukeev, Liubov Ubushieva, Saglara Dordzhieva

Elsa, the wife of a fisherman, lives in a seaside town in Kalmykia. She wants to leave her husband, but cannot find the courage to take that step, afraid of the uncertainty. The circumstances unfold such that her husband perishes. Her husband’s death makes Elsa reconsider her outlook on life, happiness, freedom…



Kinotavr. Shorts


PORTFOLIO
Director Nikita Tamarov
16+

BOOMERANG
Director Maria Boltneva
18+

THE RETURN OF ERKIN
Director Maria Guskova
16+

THE SKYLINE
Director Tatiana Dogileva
12+

THE SIGN
Director Anastasia Yulina
18+

LIKE LIFE WITHOUT LOVE
Director Svetlana Samoshina
16+

KIRA
Director Vladlena Sandu
18+

SUMMER
Director Anton Outkine
12+

FREEMASONS
Director Darya Vlasova
16+

MY BROTHER IS THE SUPERHERO
Director Tatiana Rakhmanova
16+

NASTYA
Director Kirill Pletnev
16+

NO ONE DIES IN THE MORNING
Director Alexander Koruchekov
16+

PIE
Director Bekhrus Davlyatbekov
16+

AFTER US THE DELUGE (The novel from the feature film THOSE CRAZY RUSSIANS)
Director Zhora Kryzhovnikov
16+

YOU FEEL NOW
Director Georgii Salnikov
18+

FEDOR’S JOURNEY THROUGH MOSCOW AT THE TURN OF THE XXI CENTURY
Director Aksinya Gog
6+

DITHERER
Director Martyan Malkin
0+

IN THE MOOD OF BACH’S ADAGIO AND A SMALL FRAGMENT FROM THE LIFE OF A GIRL LENA
Director Anna Melikian
18+

TANYA
Director Nikita Ikonnikov
16+

CAR THIEF
Director Maxim Kulagin
18+

FLYING-AWAY MONAKHOV
Director Ekaterina Kozhakina
16+

THAT’S NOT ME
Director Alexei Kamynin
18+



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