Lado KVATANIA
Ладо КВАТАНИЯ
Lado KVATANIA
Russia, 2021, 132mn 
fiction
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Directed by : Lado KVATANIA (Ладо КВАТАНИЯ)
Writing credits : Olga GORODETSKAYA (Ольга ГОРОДЕЦКАЯ)
 
Cast
Niko TAVADZE (Нико ТАВАДЗЕ)
Yulia SNIGIR (Юлия СНИГИРЬ)
Viktoria TOLSTOGANOVA (Виктория ТОЛСТОГАНОВА)
Daniil SPIVAKOVSKY (Даниил СПИВАКОВСКИЙ)
Yevgeni TKACHUK (Евгений ТКАЧУК)
Aglaya TARASOVA (Аглая ТАРАСОВА)
Olga LAPCHINA (Ольга ЛАПШИНА)
 
Cinematography : Denis FIRSTOV (Денис ФИРСТОВ)
Production design : Dmitry ONISHCHENKO (Дмитрий ОНИЩЕНКО)
Music : Kirill RICHTER (Кирилл РИХТЕР)
Produced by : Pavel BURIA (Павел БУРЯ), Murad OSMANN (Мурад ОСМАНН), Ilya STEWART (Илья СТЮАРТ)
Companies : Hype Film при поддержке Фонда Кино и Фонда развития современного кинематографа «Кинопрайм» / Hype Film avec le soutien de la Fondation du Cinéma et de la Fondation pour le développement du cinéma contemporain "Kinoprime"
Release Date in Russia : 21/04/2022
 
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Jury Prize Reims International Thriller Film Festival, Reims (France), 2022
Special Prize Reims International Thriller Film Festival, Reims (France), 2022

Plot synopsis
Like Fritz Lang, David Fincher or Bong Joon Ho before him, talented debut filmmaker Lado Kvataniya uses the concept of police detective vs serial killer for an excitingly stylised, macabre and haunting narrative, that ultimately revolves around the identity of an era: in this case, the late 1980s Soviet Union. With Glasnost and the end of communist rule, the West also learned of the (unsurprising) fact that there were serial killers in Russia too – the most notorious case probably that of Andrei Chikatilo, nicknamed the Rostov Ripper, or the Russian Hannibal Lecter. Based on these and many other sources, Kvataniya and screenwriter Olga Gorodetskaya constructed an immersive psychological puzzle, jumping back and forth in time, to reveal ever new-possible motives for the actions of all the protagonists. It all starts in 1990, when Detective Issa Davydov is celebrating his promotion and receives a call, reporting a crime that looks precisely like the ones of the serial killer that he famously captured some years before ...
https://iffr.com/en/iffr/2022
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Reims International Thriller Film Festival, Reims (France), 2022
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2022
- Transilvania International Film Festival : TIFF, Cluj Napoca (Romania), 2022

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