Yelizaveta STISHOVA
Елизавета СТИШОВА
Elizaveta STICHOVA
Russia, 2013, 30mn 
fiction
Chayka
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Чайка

 

 The Seagull

 La Mouette

 
Directed by : Yelizaveta STISHOVA (Елизавета СТИШОВА)
Writing credits : Alissa KHMELNITSKAYA (Алиса ХМЕЛЬНИЦКАЯ)
Companies : Aytish Film
 
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Jury Prize Open Film Festival for students and beginners, Moscow (Russia), 2013
Best Screenplay Alissa KHMELNITSKAYA , Open Film Festival for students and beginners, Moscow (Russia), 2013

Plot synopsis
Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan is as vast as a sea. On all sides it is surrounded by mountains. On the north shore stands the isolated building with white walls of a school. The professor of Russian literature, Talip, no longer works there, he is retired. But Russian literature can be retired, Talip thinks. And don't the seagulls that fly over Lake Issyk-Kul look like Chekhov's seagulls? Talip persuades the students to put on a show based on Chekhov's play "The Seagull" in Russian. But it seems that no one, apart from the majestic Issyk-Kul, who serves without protesting as a natural setting for the play, shares Talip's idea. An elderly marginal, fanatically attached to his idea, alone and enraged, pitiful and energetic, is ready to fight for his idea at the cost of his life.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2021
- Open Film Festival for students and beginners, Moscow (Russia), 2013

Images
 

«Чайка», Chayka, SquaredK Color Grading from SquaredK on Vimeo.