Russia, 2019, 105mn 
Russian Spleen
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 Le Spleen


Directed by : Aleksey KAMYNIN (Алексей КАМЫНИН)
Writing credits : Vitali ANOKHIN (Виталий АНОХИН), Aleksey KAMYNIN (Алексей КАМЫНИН)
Mikhail TROYNIK (Михаил ТРОЙНИК)
Kirill KOVBAS (Кирилл КОВБАС)
Yekaterina AGEEVA (Екатерина АГЕЕВА)
Ksenia ZUEVA (Ксения ЗУЕВА)
Cinematography : Nikita KORNEV (Никита КОРНЕВ)
Production design : Eliza KALACHAN (Элиза КАЛАЧАН)
Music : Vera_2 VASILIEVA (Вера_2 ВАСИЛЬЕВА)
Produced by : Yekaterina GOLUBEVA-POLDI (Екатерина ГОЛУБЕВА-ПОЛЬДИ ), Aleksey KAMYNIN (Алексей КАМЫНИН)
Production : Smena Film Company
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
Three friends walk around in the streets of Moscow and get into all sorts of lyrical adventures.
This is a bow of respect to Georgiy Daneliya’s legendary comedy “Walking the Streets of Moscow”, also lyrical. Now, 55 years later, Moscow is naturally quite different, as are its citizens. Vitalik has to pay rent, but loses the money. Denya is visited by a girl who claims she is pregnant with his child. Lyosha is shooting a commercial and sees Tarkovsky in a dream. A day in the life of these flatmates and friends is as eventful as someone else’s whole life.
A modern film about modern times, full of good humour and fine irony. A good example of young independent Russian cinematography, not born out of routine, but out of a true spirit of friendship.
Tiit Tuumalu

Commentaries and bibliography
Aleksei Kamynin: Russian Spleen (Khandra, 2019), Elise THORSEN, Kinokultura, 2021

Selected in the following festivals :
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2021
- Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2021
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2020
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2019

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