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Vasili SIGAREV
Василий СИГАРЕВ
Vassili SIGAREV
 
Russia, 2012, 119 mn 
Colour, fiction

Living

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Жить

 

 Vivre

 Zhit


 
Directed by : Vasili SIGAREV (Василий СИГАРЕВ)
Writing credits : Vasili SIGAREV (Василий СИГАРЕВ)
 
Cast
Yana TROYANOVA (Яна ТРОЯНОВА)
Yana SEKSTE (Яна СЕКСТЕ)
Yevgeni SYTY (Евгений СЫТЫЙ)
Olga LAPCHINA (Ольга ЛАПШИНА)
 
Cinematography : Alisher KHAMIDKHODZHAEV (Алишер ХАМИДХОДЖАЕВ)
Music : Pavel DODONOV (Павел ДОДОНОВ)
Produced by : Roman BORISEVICH (Роман БОРИСЕВИЧ), Aleksandr KUSHAYEV (Александр КУШАЕВ)
Production : Koktebel Film Company
 

Awards :
First prize Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2012
FIPRESCI Prize Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2012
Best directing Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2012
Best Cinematography Alisher KHAMIDKHODZHAEV , Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2012
Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics Prize Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2012
Second Award Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
Best Cinematography Alisher KHAMIDKHODZHAEV , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Olga LAPCHINA , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012

Plot synopsis
It is already a challenge to make a film on death and call it Living. But Sigarev fearlessly gets to the very heart of things, where life, death, God, love and the imagination form an indestructible whole. A harsh and sometimes brutal experience, but catharsis will follow.
Source : filmfestivalrotterdam.com
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Vasilii Sigarev: Living (Zhit’, 2012), Julian GRAFFY, kinokultura.com, 2012
 
Vasily Sigarev's second feature, after his acclaimed Wolfy, is an existential portrait of protagonists living in a wintry Russian province. A mother wants to reunite with her twin daughters. A young couple marry in church, but immediately after the ceremony, God - or maybe the Devil, or maybe Blind Fate - tests their love in the most brutal way. A boy wants to see his estranged father, despite his mother's violent protests. Each of these characters lives through their own ordeal. Among all the sorrows imaginable, Sigarev focuses on the most devastating: death. Without any sentimentality, but with brutal sincerity, he has made a fiercely personal yet artistically crafted film on the complexity of being. A prominent author of extremely truthful plays written in the tradition of 'new drama', Sigarev takes his art a few steps further by meticulously depicting the bleak routine of everyday life, while at the same time searching for something hidden beneath its surface. He tackles a fundamental question: Is there catharsis in life, and therefore in art? If so, can our sorrows be healed? And if not, how can one escape despair and go on living? An enigma that transforms this 'realistic' film into a universal parable, revealing a mystery and even - in spite of all the bleakness - a miracle.
Source : filmfestivalrotterdam.com

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2014
- Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki (Finland), 2013
- Lecce European Film Festival, Lecce (Italy), 2013
- Transilvania International Film Festival : TIFF, Cluj Napoca (Romania), 2013
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2013
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Art Film Festival, Trencin (Slovakia), 2013
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2013
- Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Yerevan (Armenia), 2012
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2012
- Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki (Greece), 2012
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2012
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2012
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2012
- Independant European Film Festival VOICES, Vologda (Russia), 2012
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2012
- Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2012
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2012
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2012

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