Grigori KONSTANTINOPOLSKY
Григорий КОНСТАНТИНОПОЛЬСКИЙ
Grigori KONSTANTINOPOLSKI
Russia, 2009, 100mn 
Colour, fiction
Koshechka
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Кошечка

 

 Pussycat

 Minette

 
Directed by : Grigori KONSTANTINOPOLSKY (Григорий КОНСТАНТИНОПОЛЬСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Svetlana IVANOVA (Светлана ИВАНОВА)
Aleksandr STRIZHENOV (Александр СТРИЖЕНОВ) ...fiancé
Yevgeni STYCHKIN (Евгений СТЫЧКИН)
Igor SUKACHOV (Игорь СУКАЧЕВ)
Viktor SUKHORUKOV (Виктор СУХОРУКОВ) ...baby
Mikhail YEFREMOV (Михаил ЕФРЕМОВ) ...ballerina
 
Cinematography : Andrei MAKAROV (Андрей МАКАРОВ), Vladislav OPELIANTS (Владислав ОПЕЛЬЯНЦ), Maksim OSADCHY (Максим ОСАДЧИЙ)
Production design : Grigori KONSTANTINOPOLSKY (Григорий КОНСТАНТИНОПОЛЬСКИЙ)
Produced by : Grigori KONSTANTINOPOLSKY (Григорий КОНСТАНТИНОПОЛЬСКИЙ), Andrei_2 NOVIKOV (Андрей_2 НОВИКОВ)
 

Awards :
Best actor Mikhail YEFREMOV , Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2009
Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics Prize Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2009
Prix Savva Kulish Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2009

Plot synopsis
A sequence of four independent stories with their independent characters, forming a coherent narrative. In its form the film is like a theatre performance with a final bow taken by all the participants. Long-forgotten «un-splintered» monologues allow the actors to put on show their acting skills, without hiding them behind special effects and dynamical montage. Unlike anything, this is original dramatic art. The film tries to drive the spectator into frenzy. It is a protest that is vital in an era of total crisis, a cry from the heart which paradoxically gives us hope that this is not yet the end, but only a crack in the system, a liberation from stereotypes, templates and chains.
 

commentaries
Grigorii Konstantinopol’skii: Pussycat (Koshechka, 2009), Sergey TOYMENTSEV, kinokultura.com, 2011
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2010
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2009
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2009
- Russian Film Festival, Riga (Latvia), 2009
- Comic Film Festival "Ulybnis, Rossiya", Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2009
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2009

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