Aleksandr KHVAN
Александр ХВАН
Aleksandr KHVAN
Russia, 2007, full length film 
Colour, fiction
The Guide-Dog
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Поводырь

 

 Guide d'aveugle

 Povodyr

 
Directed by : Aleksandr KHVAN (Александр ХВАН)
Writing credits : Arkadi KRASILSHCHIKOV (Аркадий КРАСИЛЬЩИКОВ)
 
Cast
Vladimir BARANOV (Владимир БАРАНОВ)
Vladimir GOLOVIN (Владимир ГОЛОВИН) ...Père de Pavel
Igor LIFANOV (Игорь ЛИФАНОВ) ...Pavel 
Larisa MALEVANNAYA (Лариса МАЛЕВАННАЯ) ...Mère de Pavel
 
Production design : Natalya KOCHERGINA (Наталия КОЧЕРГИНА)
Sound : Aleksandr SYSOLIATIN (Александр СЫСОЛЯТИН)
Produced by : Andrey SIGLE (Андрей СИГЛЕ), Dmitry SVETOZAROV (Дмитрий СВЕТОЗАРОВ)
Production : Studio ASDS (ООО киностудия АСДС)
 
format : 35 mm
Site : www.proline-film.ru/projects/22/4.html

Plot synopsis
Drama based on Arkadi Krasilshchikovís story The Guide Dog. Pavel Shnyrev is a professional killer with a number of enemies and a multitude of problems. One day he learns from his mother that his father is alive. Pavel goes to the remote village where he finds his father who has long gone blind, but who has at his side a loyal helper ñ a guide dog. Another life opens up to Pavel: the village people, their simple life, his fatherís troubles. Pavel takes the decision to change his life in a cardinal way. Then his mother arrives: with a presentiment of trouble ahead, she wants to take away and hide Pavel. But Pavel does not leave his old man, now everything will be different.
Source : www.kinotavr.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Aleksandr Khvan : The Guide Dog (Povodyr' , 2007), Fiona Björling, kinokultura.com, 2008
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2007

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