Kira MURATOVA
Кира МУРАТОВА
Kira MOURATOVA
Ukraina, 2009, full length film 
Colour, fiction
Melodiya dlya sharmanki
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Мелодия для шарманки

 

 Melody for the Barrel Organ

 Mélodie pour orgue de barbarie

 
Directed by : Kira MURATOVA (Кира МУРАТОВА)
Writing credits : Kira MURATOVA (Кира МУРАТОВА), Vladimir ZUYEV (Владимир ЗУЕВ)
 
Cast
Natalia BUZKO (Наталья БУЗЬКО)
Jean DANIEL (Жан ДАНИЭЛЬ)
Georgi DELIEV (Георгий ДЕЛИЕВ)
Renata LITVINOVA (Рената ЛИТВИНОВА)
Nina RUSLANOVA (Нина РУСЛАНОВА)
Oleg TABAKOV (Олег ТАБАКОВ)
 
Cinematography : Vladimir PANKOV (Владимир ПАНКОВ)
Production design : Yevgeni GOLUBENKO (Евгений ГОЛУБЕНКО)
Music : Valentin SILVERSTROV (Валентин СИЛЬВЕСТРОВ)
Produced by : Oleg KOKHAN (Олег КОХАН)
 

Awards :
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Renata LITVINOVA , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2010
First prize Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2009

Plot synopsis
After their mother’s death her children – stepbrother and stepsister – have no choice but to go and find their fathers in the big city. On their way they meet many people of the most different kind – people that are kind or wicked, rich and poor, wise and idiot. But one thing stays the same as nobody really cares for them, because everybody’s got to deal with their own problems. And all the more – in the night on the eve of Christmas. Cold and magic Christmas night ends up with by no means fairytale final.
 

commentaries
Kira Muratova : Melody for a Barrel Organ (Melodiia dlia sharmanki, 2009), Nancy CONDEE, kinokultura.com, 2009
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2013
- Europe around Europe, Paris (France), 2012
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2011
- Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2011
- International Women's Film Festival, Créteil (France), 2010
- International Film Festival, Tbilisi (Georgia), 2010
- International Film Festival «2-in-1», Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Belgrade International Film Festival, Belgrade (Serbia), 2010
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2010
- Tbilisi International Film Festival, Tbilisi (Georgia), 2009
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2009
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2009

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