Andrei ZAYTSEV
Андрей ЗАЙЦЕВ
Andreï ZAITSEV
Russia, 2010, 42mn 
documentary
Viktor Astafyev. Veselyy soldat
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

Виктор Астафьев. Веселый солдат

 

 Viktor Astafyev. Merry Soldier

 Viktor Astafiev. Le joyeux soldat

 
Directed by : Andrei ZAYTSEV (Андрей ЗАЙЦЕВ)
Writing credits : Andrei ZAYTSEV (Андрей ЗАЙЦЕВ)
 
Cast
Richard BONDAREV (Ричард БОНДАРЕВ)
Aleksey FILIMONOV (Алексей ФИЛИМОНОВ)
Aleksey PETRENKO (Алексей ПЕТРЕНКО) ...reads text
 
Cinematography : Yuri ERMOLIN (Юрий ЕРМОЛИН), Ivan FINOGEEV (Иван ФИНОГЕЕВ), Dmitry RAKOV (Дмитрий РАКОВ)
Produced by : Andrei ZAYTSEV (Андрей ЗАЙЦЕВ)
Companies : Studio Sentyabr
Sales : Victoria pushkareva@gmail.com; s09@list.ru
 

Awards :
Best documentary Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2011
Diploma Annual Independent Russian-American Documentary Film Festival in New York​ (Tribeca), New York (USA), 2011
Audience Award International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana", Perm (Russia), 2010
Best Long Television Documentary National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2010
Special Prize International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2010

Plot synopsis
A movie about the Great Patriotic War seen though the eyes of the well-known Russian writer Victor Astafiev. The rare interview was recorded two years prior to the writer's death. Those bitter memories reveal the horrible truth of the war seen through the eyes of a common soldier and lived with his heart.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2011
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2011
- Annual Independent Russian-American Documentary Film Festival in New York​ (Tribeca), New York (USA), 2011
- National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Open Festival of the Documentaries “Russia”, Yekaterinburg (Russia), 2010
- International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana", Perm (Russia), 2010
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2010
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2010