Mikhail KONOVALCHUK
Михаил КОНОВАЛЬЧУК
Mikhaïl KONOVALTCHOUK
Russia, 2010, 84mn 
Colour, fiction
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День зверя

 

 Day of the Beast

 Le Jour de la bête

 
Directed by : Mikhail KONOVALCHUK (Михаил КОНОВАЛЬЧУК)
Writing credits : Mikhail KONOVALCHUK (Михаил КОНОВАЛЬЧУК)
 
Cast
Svetlana PATI (Светлана ПАТИ)
Yohann VAN-UTR (Иоганн ВАН-УТР)
 
Cinematography : Sergey LANDO (Сергей ЛАНДО)
Production design : Andrei SAFRONOV (Андрей САФРОНОВ), Aleksandr ZAGOSKIN (Александр ЗАГОСКИН)
Produced by : Vyacheslav TELNOV (Вячеслав ТЕЛЬНОВ)
Companies : Mosfilm, Lenfilm, AMA Production Center
World sales AMA Tel. +7 (499) 143-94-21 amacinema@mail.ru
 

Awards :
Special Jury prize International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2010

Plot synopsis
End of the Great Patriotic War. A 16-year German sniper is left in a ruined house by retreating Nazis. A Jewish family of disabled granddad, mother and a 15-year old girl returns home after evacuation. Their house is just opposite the sniper’s. He watches their life through optical device and soon falls in love with the girl. The film speaks about the first love, the first suicide attempt, a duel, self-sacrifice, brevity and humane relations that are above all hardships of war.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- World Film Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2010
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2010
- Saint Petersburg International Cine-Forum, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2010