Russia, 2006, 105mn 
Colour, fiction
Ugly Swans
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Гадкие лебеди


 Les Vilains petits canards

 Gadkie lebedi

Directed by : Konstantin LOPUSHANSKY (Константин ЛОПУШАНСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Konstantin LOPUSHANSKY (Константин ЛОПУШАНСКИЙ)
Grigori GLADY (Григорий ГЛАДИЙ) ...Victor Banev
Aleksey KORTNEV (Алексей КОРТНЕВ) ...Pavel
Leonid MOZGOVOY (Леонид МОЗГОВОЙ) ...Golemba
Olga SAMOSHINA (Ольга САМОШИНА) ...Lioudmila
Rimma SARKISIANE (Римма САРКИСЯН) ...Ira, fille de Victor Banev
Cinematography : Ladislas GRCHIN (Ладислас ГУРЧИН)
Production design : Viktor IVANOV (Виктор ИВАНОВ), Konstantin PAKHOTIN (Константин ПАХОТИН)
Music : Andrey SIGLE (Андрей СИГЛЕ)
Production : Proline Film, Studio CDP
Release date in Russia : 2006
format : 35 mm
Site : proline-film.ru/projects/11.html

Awards :
First prize Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2007
Special Jury prize Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2007
Best music Andrey SIGLE , Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2006
Best Set Decoration Konstantin PAKHOTIN , Award "White Elephant", Moscow (Russia), 2006
Prix spécial du jury au Festival Litterature et cinéma (Gatchina), 2007

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico. 2007.
Sous-titres : RU EN FR ES IT DE

Plot synopsis
Philosophical Parable. Mystical Thriller.
A story about a ghost town with a boarding school for gifted children lies at the basis of the script for ìUgly Swansî. The young people who grow up there are frightfully strange, taught by creatures called ìmokretsyî ñ mutants of humans, the ìugly swansî of the title. In the city the climate changes without any obvious reason and reminds of the deluge. Infinite commissions, special services and agents investigate this anomaly. The filmís hero, the writer Victor Banev, is compelled to conduct his own investigation of the situation, because his daughter is among the children of the boarding school. He participates in the struggle not only because of the childrenís fate, but also because mankind will choose the form of the Future.
Source : www.kinotavr.ru

Commentaries and bibliography
Русская симфония: киноповести, киносценарии, интервью, Konstantin LOPUSHANSKY, Алетейя, 2008
Konstantin Lopushanskii : The Ugly Swans (Gadkie lebedi, 2006), Olga SURKOVA, kinokultura.com, 2006

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Festival of Festivals, St Petersburg (Russia), 2012
- Shangai International Film Festival, Shangai (China), 2007
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2007
- FEMA / La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 2007
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2007
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2007
- Festival Kinoblick, Stuttgart (Germany), 2006
- "Vyborg" Russian Film Festival (formerly ''A Window to Europe''), Vyborg (Russia), 2006
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2006
- Award "White Elephant", Moscow (Russia), 2006
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2006
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2006