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Director
Angelina Nikonova

Filmography
2005 Flyover Country (doc)
2011 Twilight Portrait

Biography
She was born and raised in Rostov-on-Don, in the south of Russia. In 2001 she graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York, in Film and Video.

International Competition

Twilight Portrait / Angelina Nikonova

The day that has just begun for unsuspecting Marina will gradually evolve into a nightmare. When she is left alone by her lover in a dangerous, remote Moscow neighborhood, she sets off to go home on foot. For starters, one of her heels breaks. As she sits down in a café to rest, she finds herself up against an inexplicably hostile behavior by the sour waitress. While trying to hitchhike, her purse gets stolen. And a little while later, she is raped by three police officers. The elegant, well-to-do Marina won’t allow her image to be rumpled, so she returns to her husband and life as if nothing had happened. Through Marina’s story, Angelina Nikonova lashes out an unflinching critique at Russian society, at the hypocrisy of her fellow citizens and the rigidity of the public system, focusing especially on police corruption. She creates an atmosphere worthy of a thriller, and reinforces it with a narrative that constantly subverts expectations. Twilight Portrait is a shocking film, not because it intends to provoke, but because it dares to dig in and poke at the depths of human nature.


Director:Angelina Nikonova
Script:Olga Dihovichnaya, Angelina Nikonova
Cinematography:Eben Bull
Editing:Elena Afanasyeva
Sound:Georgi Ermolenko
Art Direction:Elena Afanasyeva
With:Olga Dihovichnaya (Marina), Sergei Borisov (Andrey), Roman Merinov (Ilusha), Sergey Golyudov (Valera), Anna Ageeva (Tania)
World Sales:Rezo, France Sebastien Chesneau, Laurent Daniélou T. +33 6 2171 3911, +33 6 6420 9160 sebastien.chesneau@rezofilms.com laurent.danielou@rezofilms.com www.rezofilms.com
Production Design:Oleg Fedikhin
Producer:Leonid Ogaryov, Angelina Nikonova, Olga Dihovichnaya
Production:Baraban Films, Russia
Production Country:Russia
Format:HDCam Color
Duration:105'
Production Year:2011
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Friday, November 11, 2011 - 15:00 | ID:713
FRIDA LIAPPA:Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 17:15 | ID:844
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