Vladimir BORTKO
Владимир БОРТКО
Vladimir BORTKO
Russia / Poland / Ukraine, 2009, 100mn 
Colour, fiction
Taras Bulba
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Тарас Бульба

 

 Taras Boulba / Barbarians

 Taras Bulba

 
Directed by : Vladimir BORTKO (Владимир БОРТКО)
Writing credits : Vladimir BORTKO (Владимир БОРТКО)
Based on Gogol's novel
 
Cast
Mikhail BOYARSKY (Михаил БОЯРСКИЙ) ...Mossi Chilo
Vladimir ILIN (Владимир ИЛЬИН) ...Kourennoï
Ivan KRASKO (Иван КРАСКО)
Liubomiras LAUCIAVICIUS (Любомирас ЛАУЦЯВИЧЮС) ...Mazovetski, voïvode polonais
Magdalena MIELCARZ (Магдалена МЕЛЬЦАЖ) ...Pannotchka
Daniel OLBRYCHSKI (Даниэль ОЛЬБРЫХСКИЙ) ...Krasnevski
Igor PETRENKO (Игорь ПЕТРЕНКО) ...Andri
Stanislav SOKOLOV (Станислав СОКОЛОВ)
Bogdan STUPKA (Богдан СТУПКА) ...Taras Boulba
Vladimir VDOVICHENKOV (Владимир ВДОВИЧЕНКОВ) ...Ostap
 
Cinematography : Dmitry MASS (Дмитрий МАСС)
Production design : Marina NIKOLAYEVA (Марина НИКОЛАЕВА), Vladimir SVETOZAROV (Владимир СВЕТОЗАРОВ), Sergey YAKUTOVICH (Сергей ЯКУТОВИЧ)
Produced by : Ruben DISHDISHIAN (Рубен ДИШДИШЯН), Sergey SHUMAKOV (Сергей ШУМАКОВ), Anton ZLATOPOLSKY (Антон ЗЛАТОПОЛЬСКИЙ)
Production : Central Partnership, АРК-Фильм / ARK-Film; Централ Партнершип / Central Partnership; Канал Россия / Canal Russia
Film revenue in Russia : 17.041 million dollars
Release date in Russia : 0000-00-
 
Site : IMDb
VOD or DVD release in France : 2011-07-01, Site

Awards :
Best actor Bogdan STUPKA , Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2010
First prize Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2009
Best actor Aleksey PETRENKO , Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2009

Plot synopsis
Taras Boulba welcomes his two sons who come back from the university. Having proved that they are still robust, he leaves with them for the campaign against the Poles who then dominate the Ukraine. But Andrey, one of his sons, falls in love with a Polish woman. He decides to become a soldier of the Polish army. The father does not understand this treason and kills his son.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Comment le cinéma a mis en scène la mainmise des Russes sur l’Ukraine, Florence COLOMBANI, Le Point, 2022
Vladimir Bortko : Taras Bul’ba (2009) (2), Stephen NORRIS, kinokultura.com, 2009
Vladimir Bortko : Taras Bul’ba (2009), Ian APPLEBY, kinokultura.com, 2009
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2019
- Semaine du cinéma russe à l'Institut Français du Congo, Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo), 2012
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2011
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2010
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2010
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2009
- KinoArt Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2009
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2009
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2009
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2009