Vladimir KARABANOV
Владимир КАРАБАНОВ
Vladimir KARABANOV
Russia, 2010, 88mn 
Colour, fiction
Elephant
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Слон

 

 L'Eléphant

 Slon

 
Directed by : Vladimir KARABANOV (Владимир КАРАБАНОВ)
Writing credits : Aleksandr DORBINYAN (Александр ДОРБИНЯН), Vladimir KARABANOV (Владимир КАРАБАНОВ)
 
Cast
Aleksandr ADABASHIAN (Александр АДАБАШЬЯН)
Anastasia BAGROVA (Анастасия БАГРОВА) ...Boni
Yevgeni ERMAKOV (Евгений ЕРМАКОВ )
Aleksey FRANDETTI (Алексей ФРАНДЕТТИ)
Marina IVANOVA (Марина ИВАНОВА)
Anatoli KALMYKOV (Анатолий КАЛМЫКОВ)
Aleksandr PYATKOV (Александр ПЯТКОВ)
Irina SHEVCHUK (Ирина ШЕВЧУК)
Sergey SHNUROV (Сергей ШНУРОВ) ...Zarezin
Ivan ZHIDKOV (Иван ЖИДКОВ)
 
Cinematography : Ruslan GERASIMENKOV (Руслан ГЕРАСИМЕНКОВ)
Production design : Igor KOTSAREV (Игорь КОЦАРЕВ)
Music : Sergey AKHUNOV (Сергей АХУНОВ)
Produced by : Yelena GLIKMAN (Елена ГЛИКМАН), Yaroslav JIVOV (Ярослав ЖИВОВ ), Aleksey UCHITEL (Алексей УЧИТЕЛЬ)
Production : Telesto (www.telestofilm.ru), TPO Rok
Film revenue in Russia : 0.0287 million dollars
 

Awards :
First prize, Cinema for children, Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2011
Special Prize, Russian cinema, Anastasia BAGROVA , International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2010

Plot synopsis
adventure melodrama.
in the circus arena the show is under way; agitation behind the scenes: the audience’s darling, the elephant Bodhi, trumpets in pain without letting anyone approach him. the circus vet reaches an unfavourable conclusion, and the directrice sends her “merited” artist to be put down. he is to be accompanied by the young clown-ess Bonnie on his last journey. she, together with the laconic truck driver Zarezin, has two days to get through a series of adventures into which Bodhi will draw them. Zarezin will have the unique chance of getting back his family. he takes the elephant to the house that he left years ago, when his wife told him she was going to bear him a child.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- International Family Film Festival, Yekaterinburg (Russia), 2012
- Comic Film Festival "Ulybnis, Rossiya", Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2012
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2011
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Independant European Film Festival VOICES, Vologda (Russia), 2011
- Cairo International Film Festival, Cairo (Egypt), 2010
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2010
- Tokyo International Film Festival : TIFF, Tokyo (Japan), 2010
- Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw (Poland), 2010
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2010
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2010

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