Russia, 2009, 52mn 
Colour, documentary
Andrey Smirnov. Selected
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Под говор пьяных мужиков


 Andreï Smirnov : Mon regard sur la Russie

 Pod govor muzhikov

Directed by : Irina BESSARABOVA (Ирина БЕССАРАБОВА)
Writing credits : Irina BESSARABOVA (Ирина БЕССАРАБОВА)
Cinematography : Andrey ABDRAKIPOV (Андрей АБДРАКИПОВ)
Produced by : Andrey RAZUMOVSKY (Андрей РАЗУМОВСКИЙ)
Production : Fora Film M Production Company
World sales : Fora Film M
format : Beta

Awards :
Diploma Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2011

Plot synopsis
«The image of people as slaves has deep roots in our mentality. But the Russian mind created the great Russian literature of the 19th century, the cultural explosion of the late 19th early 20th centuries which affected all cultural spheres. What underlies it all is the millennia-old specific world outlook, specific attitude to life, God and nature. And the thirst for freedom. Thus we have reasons not to look upon ourselves as puppets» says the Russian film director Andrei Smirnov. The set of his new film and the screening room; the present-day village in the Tambov region and the chronicle; excerpts from Andrei Smirnov’s movies and photos from the family archive. Those are the building blocks of this documentary.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2011
- International Festival of Contemporary Cinema «Zavtra / 2morrow», Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2011
- Open Festival of the Documentaries “Russia”, Yekaterinburg (Russia), 2010
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2010
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2010

Photos and videos

Film en vo avec sous-titres en russe