Nikolay DREYDEN
Николай ДРЕЙДЕН
Nikolaï DREIDEN
Russia, 2008, 92mn 
Colour, fiction
Pridel Angela
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Придел Ангела

 

 Angel's Aisle

 L'Autel de l'Ange

 
Directed by : Nikolay DREYDEN (Николай ДРЕЙДЕН)
Writing credits : Nikolay DREYDEN (Николай ДРЕЙДЕН)
 
Cast
Vladimir BARANOV (Владимир БАРАНОВ)
Carolyn CAVALLERO (Кэролин КАВАЛЛЕРО) ...le Supérieur Mavriki
Vitas EYZENAKH (Витас ЭЙЗЕНАХ) ...Raatikaïnen
Khelga FILIPPOVA (Хельга ФИЛИППОВА) ...Rita
Dmitry LYSENKOV (Дмитрий ЛЫСЕНКОВ)
Vladimir MATVEYEV (Владимир МАТВЕЕВ) ...le Supérieur Mavriki
Aleksey MOROZOV (Алексей МОРОЗОВ) ...Maksim Prochine
Mariya REZNIK (Мария РЕЗНИК) ...Jenia, enfant
Emilia SPIVAK (Эмиля СПИВАК) ...Jenia
Artur VAKHA (Артур ВАХА)
 
Cinematography : Valery LERNER (Валерий ЛЕРНЕР)
Production design : Aleksandr SUVOROV (Александр СУВОРОВ)
Music : Mariya ROMANOVA (Мария РОМАНОВА)
Produced by : Grigori_2 NIKULIN (Григорий_2 НИКУЛИН), Tamara PONOMARENKO (Тамара ПОНОМАРЕНКО), Vyacheslav TELNOV (Вячеслав ТЕЛЬНОВ)
Companies : Lenfilm, studio EN
 

Awards :
Diploma Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2008
First prize Film Festival : "Luchezarnyy angel", Moscow (Russia), 2008
First prize Historical Film Festival, Novgorod (Russia), 2008

Plot synopsis
After the October Revolution a small island with orthodox monastery is passed to Finland. The Finn Army places there an executive staff of coast artillery. The Soviet command sends to the island a former priest's son and now soviet commissar Maxim Proshin. He is to wriggle way into the island as a novice and murder one of the high rank Finnish military man. Maxim will have to pass a way of penance and mental rebirth to find himself and achieve self actualization.
 

commentaries
Nikolai Dreiden : Angel’s Aisle (Pridel Angela, 2008), Arlene FORMAN, kinokultura.com, 2010
 
Review by Arlene Forman, kinokultura.com

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2009
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2009
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2008
- Historical Film Festival, Novgorod (Russia), 2008
- Film Festival : "Luchezarnyy angel", Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2008

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