Aleksandr PROSHKIN
Александр ПРОШКИН
Aleksandr PROCHKINE
Russia, 2009, 110mn 
Colour, fiction
Miracle
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Чудо

 

 Le Miracle

 Chudo

 
Directed by : Aleksandr PROSHKIN (Александр ПРОШКИН)
Writing credits : Yuri ARABOV (Юрий АРАБОВ)
 
Cast
Mariya BUROVA (Мария БУРОВА)
Konstantin KHABENSKY (Константин ХАБЕНСКИЙ)
Vitali KISHCHENKO (Виталий КИЩЕНКО)
Polina KUTEPOVA (Полина КУТЕПОВА)
Sergey MAKOVETSKY (Сергей МАКОВЕЦКИЙ)
Sergey NOVIKOV (Сергей НОВИКОВ)
Viktor SHAMIROV (Виктор ШАМИРОВ)
Anna UKOLOVA (Анна УКОЛОВА)
 
Produced by : Sergey DANIELIAN (Сергей ДАНИЕЛЯН), Ruben DISHDISHIAN (Рубен ДИШДИШЯН), Yuri MOROZ (Юрий МОРОЗ), Aram MOVSESYAN (Арам МОВСЕСЯН)
Production : Central Partnership, Studio AMKART
Film revenue in Russia : 0.051 million dollars
 

Awards :
Special Jury prize Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
Best feature film International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2009

Plot synopsis
In the Russian city of Samara in 1956 a woman at festivities decides to ask for a dance St. Nicolas – she grabs an icon and suddenly freezes right on the spot. The Soviets which see a threat in anything related to religion are at the heyday of their might, so rumors about the incident can’t remain unnoticed. The authorities start their investigation, trying to learn what had really happened and find a realistic explanation for «the miracle».
 

Commentaries and bibliography
12 films d'horreur cultes russes, Daria DONINA, larussiedaujourdhui.fr, 2012
The Miracle (Chudo), Hillary BREVIG, rusfilm.pitt.edu, 2010
Aleksandr Proshkin : The Miracle (Chudo, 2009), Sergey DOBRYNIN, kinokultura.com, 2010
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2010
- International Film Festival, Tbilisi (Georgia), 2010
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2010
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2010
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2009
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2009
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2009
- Busan International Film Festival : BIFF, Busan (Pusan) (Korea, South), 2009
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2009
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2009
- Kyiv International Film Festival 'Molodist', Kiev (Ukraine), 2009
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2009

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