Natalia NAZAROVA
Наталья НАЗАРОВА
Natalia NAZAROVA
Russia, 2019, 92mn 
fiction
Prostoy karandash
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Простой карандаш

 

 The Pencil

 Un simple crayon

 
Directed by : Natalia NAZAROVA (Наталья НАЗАРОВА)
Writing credits : Natalia NAZAROVA (Наталья НАЗАРОВА)
 
Cast
Nadezhda GORELOVA (Надежда ГОРЕЛОВА)
Vladimir MISHUKOV (Владимир МИШУКОВ)
Olesia IVANTSOVA (Олеся ИВАНЦОВА )
Alina KHODJEVANOVA (Алина ХОДЖЕВАНОВА)
 
Cinematography : Andrei NAIDENOV (Андрей НАЙДЕНОВ)
Production design : Antonina KRAEVSKAYA (Антонина КРАЕВСКАЯ)
Sound : Viktor TIMSHIN (Виктор ТИМШИН)
Produced by : Denis KOVALEVSKY (Денис КОВАЛЕВСКИЙ)
 
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Special Jury prize Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2019
Audience Award Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2019
First prize Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2019
Best actress Nadezhda GORELOVA , Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2019

Plot synopsis
Antonina, an artist from Saint Petersburg, follows her husband, a political prisoner, to the deep north province of Russia. As she starts teaching art in a local school, she finds herself opposed by a twelve-year-old boy, Misha, whose brother is a feared local gang leader. —Natalya Nazarova Source: IMDb
 

commentaries
Natalia Nazarova: The Pencil (Prostoi karandash, 2019), Volha ISAKAVA, Kinokultura, 2020
Картина Натальи Назаровой Простой карандаш получила Гран-при фестиваля в Онфлере, Tass.ru, 2019
Le 27e Festival du cinéma russe de Honfleur s’est achevé par le triomphe du film «Un simple crayon», Maria TCHOBANOV, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2019
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Film Festival Black Movie, Geneva (Switzerland), 2021
- Festival Univerciné Russe délocalisé à Pornic, Pornic (France), 2020
- Week-end cinéma russe Cinémalraux, Chambery (France), 2020
- Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa (Israel), 2020
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2019
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2019
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2019

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