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Director
Vasily Sigarev

Filmography
2009 Wolfy
2012 Zhit/Living

Biography
A playwright and director, he was born in 1977 in Verkhnyaya Salda in the Ural Mountains. He graduated from the Yekaterinburg Theater Institute, where he studied with Nikolai Kolyada. Author of 18 plays, winner of international literary and theatrical awards, including the London Evening Standard Theater Award (2002), Debut-2000, and the Anti-Booker Prize 2000. His full-length debut film Wolfy won the main prize at Kinotavr in 2009, as well as the Grigori Gorin Prize for Best Script, which he wrote, and the award for Best Actress (Yana Troyanova). The film successfully participated in many international film festivals.

International Competition

Living / Vasily Sigarev

Living is as much about life as it is about death. A joyful couple gets married, but their happiness is marred by violence; a little boy longs for his absent father while living in an abusive environment; an alcoholic mother waits in anguish for her twin daughters to be returned to her from state custody. These characters live on the edge of human endurance; their lives are constantly touched by sorrow and the proximity of death. This stark, deeply realistic film is about the difficulties and tragedies we face in life, but it is also about the powers of our minds and our capacity for survival. This capacity is sometimes nothing short of a miracle.


Director:Vasily Sigarev
Script:Vasily Sigarev
Cinematography:Alisher Khamidkhodjaev
Editing:Dasha Danilova
Sound:Vladimir Golovnitskiy
Music:Pavel Dodonov
Costumes:Victoria Kalmykov, Victoria Vinogradova
With:Yana Troyanova, Alexei Filimonov, Olga Lapshina, Yevgeniy Sytyi, Anna Ykolova, Dmitry Kulichkov, Yana Sekste, Alexei Pustovoitov
World Sales:Koktebel Film Company, Russia T. +7 926 562 6477 F. +7 495 984 2098 p.d.s.@mail.ru www.koktebelfilm.ru
Production Design:Lyudmila Dyupina
Producer:Roman Borisevich, Alexander Kushaev
Production:Koktebel Film Company, Russia
Production Country:Russia
Format:35mm Color
Duration:119'
Production Year:2012
Best Director, Prize of the Guild of Film Critics and Film Scholars “White Elephant” – Kinotavr Russian FF 2012
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 22:30 | ID:216
FRIDA LIAPPA:Monday, November 05, 2012 - 15:45 | ID:343
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