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Mariya MAKHANKO
Мария МАХАНЬКО
Maria MAKHANKO
 
Russia, 2008, 85 mn 
Colour, fiction

Yegorino gore

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Егорино горе

 

 Le Chagrin d'Egor

 Yegorino gore


 
Directed by : Mariya MAKHANKO (Мария МАХАНЬКО)
Writing credits : Mariya MAKHANKO (Мария МАХАНЬКО), Oleg VOLKOV (Олег ВОЛКОВ)
 
Cast
Igor BOCHKIN (Игорь БОЧКИН) ...Stepanytch
Mikhail GREBENSHCHIKOV (Михаил ГРЕБЕНЩИКОВ) ...Egor
Alissa GREBENSHCHIKOVA (Алиса ГРЕБЕНЩИКОВА) ...Katia, la factrice
 
Cinematography : Aleksandr PUSHKIN (Александр ПУШКИН)
Production design : Sergey DANILOV (Сергей ДАНИЛОВ)
Music : Pyotr GORYEV (Пётр ГОРЬЕВ), Ivan LUBENNIKOV (Иван ЛУБЕННИКОВ)
Production : Ruskiy Medved (Русский медведь), PC Studio (РС Студио)
 

Plot synopsis
<...>Egor's Grief is a comedy that narrates the misadventures of a Moscow pop music producer. Twenty-seven-year-old Egor (Mikhail Grebenshchikov) is out of luck. His project failed: his girlfriend, the star of the show, ran off with the competitors. Unable to pay off his loan, Egor lost his apartment. Even worse, he owes money to some sketchy people in the industry. The creditors give him seven days to make the payment or… to find another talent! In desperation, Egor absconds to the first remote location available, the distant town of Glukhoman—which means “backwoods” or “the ends of the earth.” There, he overhears a conversation in a club and assumes a false identity as a fishing inspector sent by the center to replace old Stepanych (Igor’ Bochkin). Egor is gradually assimilating to a booze-addled provincial life. He falls in love with a local post-woman Katia (Alisa Grebenshchikova) and even organizes a talent casting among the locals. His routine is suddenly disrupted by the industry bandits. Hot on the trail, they want their money back. Egor, Katia, Stepanych, and his dog Kil’ka fight a losing battle: their house is quickly destroyed. In a moment of cool, Stepanych takes his balalaika out and sings a song he wrote in his youth. Thus, all the film’s conflicts are resolved: a new talent is born, Egor’s debt is paid off, he finds his true love in Katia and his real father in Stepanych’s paternal figure. <...> Source : Sasha Razor, kinokultura.com
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Mariia Makhan’ko : Egor’s Grief (Egorino gore, 2008), Sasha RAZOR, kinokultura.com, 2011
 
Review by Sasha Razor, Kinokultura

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2008


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