Andrey PROSHKIN
Андрей ПРОШКИН
Andreï PROCHKINE
Russia, 2009, 90mn 
Colour, fiction
Minnesota
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 Minnesota

 Minnesota

 
Directed by : Andrey PROSHKIN (Андрей ПРОШКИН)
Writing credits : Aleksandr MINDADZE (Александр МИНДАДЗЕ)
 
Cast
Sergey GOROBCHENKO (Сергей ГОРОБЧЕНКО) ...Mikhail
Tatyana KOPYLOVA (Татьяна КОПЫЛОВА)
Anton PAMPUSHNY (Антон ПАМПУШНЫЙ) ...Igor
Aleksey SHEVCHENKOV (Алексей ШЕВЧЕНКОВ)
Anna UKOLOVA (Анна УКОЛОВА)
 
Production design : Yuri KARASIK (Юрий КАРАСИК)
Produced by : Sergey DANIELIAN (Сергей ДАНИЕЛЯН), Ruben DISHDISHIAN (Рубен ДИШДИШЯН), Aram MOVSESYAN (Арам МОВСЕСЯН)
Production : Central Partnership, Studio Tan-Film
Film revenue in Russia : 0.015 million dollars
 

Awards :
Best Screenplay Aleksandr MINDADZE , Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2009
First prize Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2009

Plot synopsis
The drama involves two brothers who play for the local ice hockey team, and it starts to unfold when one of them receives a contract to play in the USA. He does not want to leave without his older brother, who taught him everything he knows, and he is reluctantly faced with choosing between his family and his career.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
L’espace comme piège dans les films russes contemporains, Eugénie ZVONKINE, Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2017
Andrei Proshkin : Minnesota (2009), Vitaly CHERNETSKY, kinokultura.com, 2010
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2009
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2009
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2009