ελληνικά home contact sitemap links        Return to www.filmfestival.gr  
 Official International Program
 Independence Days
 Greek Films
 Balkan Survey
 Focus

Director
Alexander Mindadze

Filmography
2007 Otryv/Soar

Biography
He was born in Moscow. He graduated from the screenwriting faculty of the VGIK in 1971. For many years he worked in collaboration with the director Vadim Abdrashitov, beginning with the film Speech for the Defence (1976), which won prizes for Best Screenplay and Directing at the All-Soviet FF in 1977. The pair went on to write and direct more than ten films together, including such classics as The Turning Point (1978), Fox Hunt (1980) and The Train Has Stopped (1988), for which he received the State Prize of the USSR. In 1994,Alexander Mindadze and Vadim Abdrashitov were awarded the Prize of the Guild of Film Critics of Russia as Best Creative Duet.The film Soar is his first experience as a director.

International Competition

Soar / Alexander Mindadze

Having lost his wife in a plane crash, a man tries to find out the real reason for the disaster. Forced to sift through all the lies amassing around him, he temporarily forgets about his grief. He finds a flight crew who survived a crash and celebrates his rebirth with them. Suddenly, moments of grief turn into a never-before-experienced flash of freedom for him. This illusion becomes a lulling trap in which he can relive the happiest moments of his life. What we see on the screen is an ordinary life where simple things become rare and unusual, and where grief turns to joy.


Director:Alexander Mindadze
Script:Alexander Mindadze
Cinematography:Sandor Berkesi
Editing:Ivan Lebedev, Darya Danilova
Sound:Kirill Vasilenko, Art Direction: Alexander Chertovich
Costumes:Irina Grazhdankina, Ekaterina Khimicheva
With:Vitaly Kischenko (driver), Maxim Bityukov (passenger), Alexander Robak (fat man), Klavdia Korshunova (Tatyana)
Producer:Ruben Dishdishian
Production:Central Partnership
Production Country:Russia
Co-production:Passenger Studio
Format:35mm Color
Duration:85'
Production Year:2007
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Friday, November 23, 2007 - 15:45
FRIDA LIAPPA:Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 20:30
Return
Masterclasses
John Malkovich
132KB
Αlfonso Cuaron
157KB
David Strathairn & Chris Cooper
161KB
Diego Luna – Pablo Cruz
179KB
Joe Swanberg
160KB
John Sayles
185KB
Danny Glover
167KB
Jim Gianopulos
179KB
Internet Blogs
225KB

Industry Centre
Agora

Balkan Fund

Crossroads

Salonica Studio


 Search
Sections  
Director
Film

INTERNET MEDIA SPONSOR