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 The Hunter

 Le Chasseur

Directed by : Bakur BAKURADZE (Бакур БАКУРАДЗЕ)
Writing credits : Bakur BAKURADZE (Бакур БАКУРАДЗЕ), Ilya MALAKHOVA (Иля МАЛАХОВА)
Mikhail BARSKOVICH (Михаил БАРСКОВИЧ) ...Ivan Dunayev
Tatyana SHAPOVALOVA (Татьяна ШАПОВАЛОВА) ...Lyuba
Vladimir DEGILEV (Владимир ДЕГИЛЕВ) ...Viktor
Cinematography : Nikolay VALILOV (Николай ВАВИЛОВ)
Production design : Kirill SHUVALOV (Кирилл ШУВАЛОВ)
Produced by : Arсhil GELOVANI (Арчил ГЕЛОВАНИ), Yulia MISHKINENE (Юлия МИШКИНЕНЕ), Sergey SELIANOV (Сергей СЕЛЬЯНОВ)
Companies : CTB
Film revenue in Russia : 0.0107 million dollars

Awards :
Best directing Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2011
Best actress Tatyana SHAPOVALOVA , Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2011
Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics Prize Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2011
Audience Award, Programme "Art-Linia", International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2011

Plot synopsis
The Hunter is a meditation on life in harmony with nature placed out of time. The film’s main character, Ivan, runs a piggery and his days are spent working, while in his free time he hunts wild boars. The world of the protagonist functions according to the rhythm of the nature surrounding him. Ivan has a wife and two children: a teenage daughter and a little son. The world of women is strange to Ivan; he barely talks to them, that’s why the coming of two female workers to his farm – prisoners from a nearby penitentiary institution – causes a change in the life of the main character, which he initially does not seem to notice himself. However the desire of closeness creeps into the daily monotony.
According to the director, Bakur Bakuradze, this film is about the nature of intimacy, about the necessity of intimacy – the strongest feeling a person can experience in this world. In The Hunter the main character is devoid of limitations and artificiality imposed by the life in the city, among the human crowd. At the countryside, among the lakes, fields and woods, Ivan may be himself and may confront his most secret desires.
Agnieszka Kamrowska,

Les sept meilleurs films consacrés à la réalité russe, Ekaterina SINELCHTCHIKOVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2019
Bakur Bakuradze: The Hunter (Okhotnik, 2011), Masha SALAZKINA,, 2011
Большие и малые. Охотник, режиссер Бакур Бакурадзе, Zara ABDULLAYEVA, Искусствокино, 8, 2011
Прямая речь: фрагменты пресс-конференций на "Кинотавре", Искусство кино, 8, 2011

Selected in the following festivals :
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2012
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2011
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2011
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2011
- Reykjavik International Film Festival, Reykjavik (Iceland ), 2011
- International Film Festival of India : IFFI, Goa (India), 2011
- Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa (Israel), 2011
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011
- Era New Horizons IFF, Wroclaw (Poland), 2011
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2011
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2011
- Saint Petersburg International Cine-Forum, St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2011
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Festival of Festivals, St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
- Art Film Festival, Trencin (Slovakia), 2011
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2011
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2011