Kira KOVALENKO
Кира КОВАЛЕНКО
Kira KOVALENKO
Russia, 2021, 97mn 
fiction
Razzhimaya kulaki
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Разжимая кулаки

 

 Unclenching The Fists

 Les Poings desserrés

 
Directed by : Kira KOVALENKO (Кира КОВАЛЕНКО)
Writing credits : Kira KOVALENKO (Кира КОВАЛЕНКО), Liubov MULMENKO (Любовь МУЛЬМЕНКО), Anton YARUSH (Антон ЯРУШ)
 
Cast
Milana AGUZAROVA (Милана АГУЗАРОВА)
Alik KARAYEV (Алик КАРАЕВ)
Milana PAGIEVA (Милана ПАГИЕВА)
Soslan KHUGAYEV (Сослан ХУГАЕВ)
Khetag BIBILOV (Хетаг БИБИЛОВ)
Arsen KHETAGUROV (Арсен ХЕТАГУРОВ)
 
Cinematography : Pavel FOMINTSEV (Павел ФОМИНЦЕВ)
Production design : Sergey ZAJKOV (Сергей ЗАЙКОВ)
Produced by : Sergey MELKUMOV (Сергей МЕЛЬКУМОВ), Aleksandr RODNYANSKY (Александр РОДНЯНСКИЙ)
Companies : Нон-Стоп Продакшн / Non-Stop Production, AR Content
 
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Prix un certain regard Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2021

Plot synopsis
In a former mining town in North Ossetia, a young woman struggles to escape the stifling hold of the family she loves as much as she rejects.
IMDb
 

commentaries
Les Poings desserrés, Miss Caucase. [Kira Kovalenko, 2021], Philippe AZOURY, vanityfair.fr, 2021
CANNES 2021 – Les Poings desserrés: S’aimer comme l’on se déteste, Caroline FAUVEL, Maze.fr, 2021
Critique : Les poings desserrés [2021, Kira Kovalenko], Mariana HRISTOVA, cineuropa.org, 2021
[Cannes 2021, Un certain regard] Les Poings desserrés, film-territoire avec un cœur qui bat fort, Geoffrey NABAVIAN, toutelaculture.com, 2021
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2021
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2021
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2021
- San Sebastian International Film Festival, San Sebastian (Spain), 2021
- International Zurich Film Festival, Zurich (Switzerland), 2021

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