Best Film & Best Male Part Spirit of Fire International Film Festival
Best Director Topifest Int'l Film Festival
Best Foreign Film Rome Independent Film Festival
Best New Director Award Brooklyn International Film Festival
As unrelenting as a wild dog attack, "Siberia, Monamour" is a powerful story of life and death on the fringes of Russian society. In a deserted Siberian village, an old man and his grandson wait. The boy's father left two years ago and has not returned. A pack of feral dogs also waits just outside the village, devouring everything alive. One of these dogs is the boy's best friend. The others keep the boy and his grandfather isolated in the wilderness, far from the nearest village. Through this dangerous yet beautiful landscape wander a host of soldiers, marauders, prostitutes and drunks. They are all searching for an escape.
Born in 1966 in Berdsk, Novosibirsk region. He was the leading actor of the Novosibirsk theatre "Red Flame" in 1989- 1996. Graduated from director's department of the VGIK (workshop of V.Khotinenko). Upon the results of studding he was included into the President's directory of intellectual resources of Russia.
In 2002 he shot his first short-length film "Meat" that received about 30 international awards and was included by the Centre on Cooperation between TV and Cinema Schools under the auspices of UNESCO (SELECT) into the international programme of teaching cinema art as a training manual.
In 2003 jointly with his friends set up the film company "Tundra Film" at which he created his first longlength film "Dull Fat Hare". The film got several prizes at international film festivals.
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