Yelena NIKOLAEVA
Елена НИКОЛАЕВА
Elena NIKOLAEVA
Russia, 2005, 109mn 
Colour, fiction
Popsa
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Попса

 

 Pops

 Popsa

 
Directed by : Yelena NIKOLAEVA (Елена НИКОЛАЕВА)
Writing credits : Yuri KOROTKOV (Юрий КОРОТКОВ)
 
Cast
Olga DROZDOVA (Ольга ДРОЗДОВА)
Valery GARKALIN (Валерий ГАРКАЛИН)
Lolita MILYAVSKAYA (Лолита МИЛЯВСКАЯ)
Dmitry PEVTSOV (Дмитрий ПЕВЦОВ)
Vsevolod SHILOVSKY (Всеволод ШИЛОВСКИЙ)
Tatyana VASILIEVA (Татьяна ВАСИЛЬЕВА)
Yelena VELIKANOVA (Елена ВЕЛИКАНОВА)
 
Cinematography : Andrei ZHEGALOV (Андрей ЖЕГАЛОВ)
Music : Yuri POTEYENKO (Юрий ПОТЕЕНКО)
Produced by : Mikhail BABAKHANOV (Михаил БАБАХАНОВ)
Companies : Saturne (Сатурн)
Release Date in Russia : 18/08/2005
 
format : 35 mm

Plot synopsis
Pops is Elena Nikolaeva’s most recent feature film, following SexStory (SekSkazka, 1991), a perestroika film based on Vladimir Nabokov’s “Story” (“Skazka”), and The Aborigine (Aborigen, 1988), not to mention her documentary films. In her interview with Kinotime, Nikolaeva explains that Iurii Korotkov, the talented scriptwriter who had written the script for her first film, wrote the screenplay for Pops for a different director and a different production company six years before Nikolaeva’s film came out. The leading role had been scripted for the Russian pop-star Alla Pugacheva as the protagonist Larissa Ivanovna, but the pop-star declined the offer and the director never made the film. Nikolaeva liked the script and decided to make a film about the price people pay for success in the tough world of show business.[...]
Natal'ia Rulyova, kinokultura.com
 

commentaries
Elena Nikolaeva : Pops (Popsa), 2005, Natalia RULYOVA, kinokultura.com, 2006
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2005
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2005
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2005

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