Kira KOVALENKO
Кира КОВАЛЕНКО
Kira KOVALENKO
Russia, 2021, 97mn 
fiction
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 Unclenching The Fists

 Les Poings desserrés

 
Directed by : Kira KOVALENKO (Кира КОВАЛЕНКО)
Writing credits : Kira KOVALENKO (Кира КОВАЛЕНКО), Liubov MULMENKO (Любовь МУЛЬМЕНКО), Anton YARUSH (Антон ЯРУШ)
 
Cast
Milana AGUZAROVA (Милана АГУЗАРОВА)
Alik KARAYEV (Алик КАРАЕВ)
Milana PAGIEVA (Милана ПАГИЕВА)
Soslan KHUGAYEV (Сослан ХУГАЕВ)
Khetag BIBILOV (Хетаг БИБИЛОВ)
Arsen KHETAGUROV (Арсен ХЕТАГУРОВ)
 
Cinematography : Pavel FOMINTSEV (Павел ФОМИНЦЕВ)
Production design : Sergey ZAJKOV (Сергей ЗАЙКОВ)
Editing : Mukharam KABULOVA (Мухарам КАБУЛОВА)
Produced by : Sergey MELKUMOV (Сергей МЕЛЬКУМОВ), Aleksandr RODNYANSKY (Александр РОДНЯНСКИЙ)
Companies : Нон-Стоп Продакшн / Non-Stop Production, AR Content
Film revenue in Russia : 0.054905 million dollars
Release Date in Russia : 25/09/2021
 
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
Release date in France : 2022-02-23, Site

Awards :
Best actress Milana AGUZAROVA , Angers Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (France), 2022
Prix un certain regard Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2021
Honfleur Main Prize for Best Film Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2021
Best directing Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2021
Best Screenplay Kira KOVALENKO , Anton YARUSH , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2021
Best actress Milana AGUZAROVA , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2021

Plot synopsis
In a former mining town in North Ossetia, a young woman struggles to escape the stifling hold of the family she loves as much as she rejects.
IMDb
 

commentaries
Les poings desserrés (2021). Un film de Kira Kovalenko, Julien MORVAN, Perestroikino, 2022
Les poings desserrés, les yeux ouverts, Hala HABACHE, lemagducine.fr, 2022
Les Poings desserrés, Florent BOUTET, lebleudumiroir.fr, 2021
Les Poings desserrés, Miss Caucase. [Kira Kovalenko, 2021], Philippe AZOURY, vanityfair.fr, 2021
CANNES 2021 – Les Poings desserrés: S’aimer comme l’on se déteste, Caroline FAUVEL, Maze.fr, 2021
Cinq raisons de regarder le film russe Les Poings desserrés, nominé aux Oscars, Valeria PAÏKOVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2021
Critique : Les poings desserrés [2021, Kira Kovalenko], Mariana HRISTOVA, cineuropa.org, 2021
Le Festival du cinéma russe à Honfleur: un voyage qui secoue, Maria TCHOBANOV, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2021
[Cannes 2021, Un certain regard] Les Poings desserrés, film-territoire avec un cœur qui bat fort, Geoffrey NABAVIAN, toutelaculture.com, 2021
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Rencontres du cinéma européen, Vannes (France), 2022
- Regards sur le Cinéma Européen, Chalonnes sur Loire (France), 2022
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2022-02-23
- Angers Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (France), 2022
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2022
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2022
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2022
- Film Festival Black Movie, Geneva (Switzerland), 2022
- Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2021
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2021
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2021
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2021
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2021
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2021
- San Sebastian International Film Festival, San Sebastian (Spain), 2021
- International Zurich Film Festival, Zurich (Switzerland), 2021
- Carthage Film Festival, Carthage (Tunisia), 2021

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