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Yuri MAMIN
Юрий МАМИН
Youri MAMINE
 
Russia / France, 1993, 120 mn 
Colour, fiction

Window to Paris

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Окно в Париж

 

 Salades Russes

 Okno v Parizh


 
Directed by : Yuri MAMIN (Юрий МАМИН)
Writing credits : Yuri MAMIN (Юрий МАМИН), Arkadi TIGAY (Аркадий ТИГАЙ), Vladimir VARDUNAS (Владимир ВАРДУНАС)
 
Cast
Yelena DRAPEKO (Елена ДРАПЕКО)
Sergey DREYDEN (Сергей ДРЕЙДЕН)
Kira KREILIS-PETROVA (Кира КРЕЙЛИС-ПЕТРОВА)
Yuri MAMIN (Юрий МАМИН)
Viktor MIKHAILOV (Виктор МИХАЙЛОВ)
Anatoli SLIVNIKOV (Анатолий СЛИВНИКОВ)
Tamara TIMOFEYEVA (Тамара ТИМОФЕЕВА)
Andrei URGANT (Андрей УРГАНТ)
 
Cinematography : Anatoli LAPSHOV (Анатолий ЛАПШОВ)
Production design : Vera ZELINSKAYA (Вера ЗЕЛИНСКАЯ)
Music : Yuri MAMIN (Юрий МАМИН)
Sound : Leonid GAVRICHENKO (Леонид ГАВРИЧЕНКО)
Production : Troitskiy Most, Fontan, Ineks, Films du Bouloi, La Sept Cinéma (France)
Release date in Russia : 19/02/1993
 
Release date in France : 1994-04-26, Site

Awards :
Bélier d'or du meilleur film russe en 1994
Prix "Kinochoc" de la meilleure réalisation à Anapa, 1993

Plot synopsis
After a heavy drinking party several people living in a dreadful St. Petersburg communal apartment find in it a window that opens...on Paris. This is the beginning of a series of funny adventures of the Russians in the “city of their dreams” and of incredible experience of French “guests” on the banks of the Neva river. Russian personages of the film enjoy their wanderings down Paris streets while the French go through all the ordeals of every day life in Russia...
The film was awarded the Prize for the Film Director’s Work at the KINOSHOK Festival in Anapa (1993); the Special Prize of “Yunge Welt” news-paper at the International Film Festival in Berlin (1994).
Source : www.lenfilm.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
 
Yuri Mamin’s international hit is an endearing, absurd cross-cultural comedy that caricatures Russian and French national stereotypes. The inhabitants of a communal apartment in St Petersburg discover a hidden window in the back of a wardrobe that magically transports them to Paris. Naturally, they all charge across to experience the good life. Paris is cast as materialistic and decadent in contrast to the spiritual, but decaying Russian culture with its backwardness and drunkenness the source of most jokes. A scathing critique of blind materialism this is a highly original comic masterpiece.
Source : www.russianresurrection.com

Selected in the following festivals :
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2011
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2009
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2003
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1994-04-26
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1994


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