Igor MINAIEV
Игорь МИНАЕВ
Igor MINAIEV
Russia / France, 2005, 135mn 
Colour, fiction
Daleko ot Sunset Bulvara
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 Far from Sunset Boulevard

 Loin de Sunset Boulevard

 
Directed by : Igor MINAIEV (Игорь МИНАЕВ)
Writing credits : Olga MIKHAILOVA (Ольга МИХАЙЛОВА), Igor MINAIEV (Игорь МИНАЕВ)
 
Cast
Aleksandr BERDA (Александр БЕРДА)
Igor DMITRIEV (Игорь ДМИТРИЕВ) ... Konstantin Dalmatov (âgé)
Yelena EREMENKO (Елена ЕРЕМЕНКО)
Boris NEVZOROV (Борис НЕВЗОРОВ)
Sergey ROMANIUK (Сергей РОМАНЮК)
Tatyana SAMOILOVA (Татьяна САМОЙЛОВА) ...Lidia Poliakova (âgée)
Tatyana SHELIGA (Татьяна ШЕЛИГА)
Aleksandr SIRIN (Александр СИРИН)
Yulia SVEZHAKOVA (Юлия СВЕЖАКОВА) ...Lidia Poliakova (jeune)
Sergey TSYSS (Сергей ЦЫСС) ... Konstantin Dalmatov (jeune)
Lembit ULFSAK (Лембит УЛЬФСАК)
Olesia ZHURAKOVSKAIA (Олеся ЖУРАКОВСКАЯ)
 
Cinematography : Vladimir PANKOV (Владимир ПАНКОВ)
Production design : Sergey KHOTIMSKI (Сергей ХОТИМСКИЙ), Oxana MEDVED (Оксана МЕДВЕДЬ)
Music : Vadim SHER (Вадим ШЕР)
Produced by : Vladilen ARSENYEV (Владилен АРСЕНЬЕВ), Aleksandr BOKOVIKOV (Александр БОКОВИКОВ), Aleksandr MATVEYENKO (Александр МАТВЕЕНКО), Frederic PODETTI ( Фредерик ПОДЕТТИ)
Companies : President Film (Russie) / Adesif Productions (France)
 
Site : www.loindesunsetboulevard-lefilm.com/
Release date in France : 2008-05-07, Site

Awards :
Friendship award Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2007
First prize Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2006
Best Screenplay Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2006
Aigle d'or du meilleur costume, 2006
Médaille d'or au Film Music Festival à Park City, 2006

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Collector.
Langue : RU - Sous-titres : FR EN
Bonus : Le métro de Moscou, documentaire d'Igor Minaiev

Plot synopsis
“Far from Sunset Boulevard” takes place in the 1930’s Soviet cinema world. Constantin Dalmatov returns from a long journey in the United States with his lover Mansourov, a famous homosexual film director. Though he his allowed to realize his dreams of filming musicals, Dalmatov is subject to blackmailing threats from the Russian political police. Thus, in order to hide his homosexuality, he marries his leading female actress.
 

commentaries
Loin de Sunset Boulevard : Très bon film, coco, Gerard LEFORT, liberation.fr, 2008
Loin de Sunset Boulevard : mélo soviétique sur les plateaux de cinéma staliniens, Jean-Luc DOUIN, lemonde.fr, 2008
Loin de Sunset Boulevard d'Igor Minaiev : un cri en faveur de la liberté sous toutes ses formes, Jacques SIMON, kinoglaz.fr, 2007
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Scènes et Ciné - Programme Panorama - Cinématographies de Russie et d'Europe Centrale, Fos sur Mer (France), 2019
- Festival de films russes Kinorama au cinéma Royal de Biarritz, Biarritz (France), 2018
- Quinzaine du Cinéma Russe, Bourgouin Jallieu (France), 2017
- Pessac International History Film Festival, Pessac (France), 2016
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2016
- , Pézenas (France), 2015
- Festival de films russes Kinorama au cinéma Royal de Biarritz, Biarritz (France), 2014
- Les rencontres culturelles Russenko, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre (France), 2013
- Cinessonne : Festival du cinéma européen en Essonne, A l'affiche dans plusieurs villes (France), 2012
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2011
- Moscow, St-Petersburg, two capitals, one country, Toulouse (France), 2010
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Hommage à la comédie musicale : Festival Grigori Alexandrov, Paris (France), 2010
- Rencontres de cinéma européen, Vannes (France), 2010
- Fribourg International Film Festival, Fribourg (Switzerland), 2010
- Europe XXL / Midi-Midi Moscou, Lille (France), 2009
- Festival Pau ville russe, Pau (France), 2009
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2009
- Days of russian cinema in Chambéry, Chambery (France), 2009
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2008-05-07
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2008
- Valenciennes International Film Festival, Valenciennes (France), 2008
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2007
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2007
- Russian Film Festival, Orléans (France), 2007
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2007
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2006
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2006
- Festival of Festivals, St Petersburg (Russia), 2006

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