Anna MELIKIAN
Анна МЕЛИКЯН
Anna MELIKIAN
Russia, 2014, 125mn 
fiction
Zvezda
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 Star

 La Star

 
Directed by : Anna MELIKIAN (Анна МЕЛИКЯН)
Writing credits : Viktoria BUGAEVA (Виктория БУГАЕВА), Anna MELIKIAN (Анна МЕЛИКЯН), Andrei MIGACHEV (Андрей МИГАЧЕВ)
 
Cast
Juozas BUDRAITIS (Юозас БУДРАЙТИС)
Tinatin DALAKISHVILI (Тинатин ДАЛАКИШВИЛИ)
Severija JANUSHAUSKAITE (Северия ЯНУШАУСКАЙТЕ)
Gosha KUTSENKO (Гоша КУЦЕНКО)
Aleksandr SHEYN (Александр ШЕЙН)
Andrei SMOLYAKOV (Андрей СМОЛЯКОВ)
Pavel TABAKOV (Павел ТАБАКОВ )
 
Cinematography : Alisher KHAMIDKHODZHAEV (Алишер ХАМИДХОДЖАЕВ)
Production design : Ulyana RYABOVA (Ульяна РЯБОВА)
Produced by : Ruben DISHDISHIAN (Рубен ДИШДИШЯН), Anna MELIKIAN (Анна МЕЛИКЯН)
Companies : компания "Марс Медиа". Compagnie "Mars Média"
Release Date in Russia : 04/12/2014
 
Sites : IMDb, Kinopoisk

Awards :
Best directing Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2014
Best actress Severija JANUSHAUSKAITE , Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2014

Plot synopsis
The lives of three people collide and fancifully intertwine, closely linking their fates. A 15-year-old teenager, misunderstood by the world; his worldly and haughty young stepmother who is capable of true feelings and genuine attachment only on the verge of death; and the debuting actress who is naturally untalented, but has a passionate love for life. This is a tragicomedy about the inscrutability of love and destiny, about the vulnerability of our existence.
Source : http://kinotavr.ru/ru
 

commentaries
Anna Melikian: The Star (Zvezda, 2014), Masha KOWELL, Kinokultura, 2015
Девушка недели: Тина Далакишвили. Штучный продукт, Вера Рейнер, BURO 24/7, 2014
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Cairo International Film Festival, Cairo (Egypt), 2015
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2015
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2015
- Independant European Film Festival VOICES, Vologda (Russia), 2015
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2015
- Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul (Turkey), 2015
- Tbilisi International Film Festival, Tbilisi (Georgia), 2014
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2014
- Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2014

Images
 

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