Aleksandr LUNGIN
Александр ЛУНГИН
Russia, 2019, 100mn 
Colour, fiction
Great Poetry
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Большая поэзия


 De la Grande Poésie

 Bolshaya poezia

Directed by : Aleksandr LUNGIN (Александр ЛУНГИН)
Yevgeni SYTY (Евгений СЫТЫЙ)
Aleksandr TOPURIYA (Александр ТОПУРИЯ)
Aleksandr_6 KUZNETSOV (Александр_6 КУЗНЕЦОВ) ...Viktor
Aleksey FILIMONOV (Алексей ФИЛИМОНОВ) ...Liokha
Fyodor LAVROV (Федор ЛАВРОВ) ...Tsypin
Yelena MAKHOVA (Елена МАХОВА) ...Olga
Produced by : Dmitry GORELIK (Дмитрий ГОРЕЛИК), Violetta KRECHETOVA (Виолетта КРЕЧЕТОВА), Pavel LUNGIN (Павел ЛУНГИН), Sergey OSIPYAN (Сергей ОСИПЬЯН), Artiom VASILYEV (Артем ВАСИЛЬЕВ)
Production : ООО «АДРЕС ФИЛЬМ» ПРИ ПОДДЕРЖКЕ МИНИСТЕРСТВА КУЛЬТУРЫ РФ / "Adresse Film" avec le soutien du ministère de la Culture de Russie
Film revenue in Russia : 0.0255 million dollars
Spectators : 6 080
Release date in Russia : 28/11/2019

Awards :
Best actor Aleksandr_6 KUZNETSOV , Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2019
Prix de la mise en scène Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2019

Plot synopsis
Two guys living on the outskirts of Moscow work as cash collectors. They're young, lonely, and all they have in the world is each other. They spend their lives moving money for other people, watching cock fights and attending a poetry class at their local cultural centre. Attempts to find poetry in the prosaic world that surrounds them lead the heroes to the conclusion that the only poetic move they can make is to rob a bank. “It's about friendship and betrayal, and about our vicious and alien world in which anyone who tries to be honest and consistent ends up looking naive and cruel. It's about the ever-present and incomprehensible force that makes our life so frantic, strange, and lonely” – Alexander Lungin. The film won the best director award at this year’s Sochi festival.

Commentaries and bibliography
Aleksandr Lungin: Great Poetry (Bol’shaia poeziia, 2019), Anna SBITNEVA, Kinokultura, 2020
«Большая поэзия»: Мертвые рифмы, Василий СТЕПАНОВ,, 2019
Александр Лунгин: 'Страна, где мы все живем, принадлежит ЧОПам'- Режиссер рассказал о своем дебютном фильме 'Большая поэзия', Olga GALITSKAYA, Interview,, 2019

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2020
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2019
- International Film Festival of India : IFFI, Goa (India), 2019
- Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw (Poland), 2019
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2019
- Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2019

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