Konstantin SELIVERSTOV
Константин СЕЛИВЕРСТОВ
Konstantin SELIVERSTOV
Russia, 2010, 81mn 
Colour, fiction
Klubnitchnaya polyana
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Клубничная поляна

 

 Strawberry Glade

 La Clairière aux fraises

 
Directed by : Konstantin SELIVERSTOV (Константин СЕЛИВЕРСТОВ)
Writing credits : Konstantin SELIVERSTOV (Константин СЕЛИВЕРСТОВ)
 
Cast
Anna ILYUSHCHENKO (Анна ИЛЬЮЩЕНКО)
Yekaterina KLEOPINA (Екатерина КЛЕОПИНА)
Polina MALAKHOVA (Полина МАЛАХОВА)
Nikolay MOLODOZHON (Николай МОЛОДОЖЁН)
Yakov SHAMSHIN (Яков ШАМШИН)
Vladimir TYMINSKI (Владимир ТЫМИНСКИЙ)
 
Cinematography : Konstantin SELIVERSTOV (Константин СЕЛИВЕРСТОВ), Vladimir TYMINSKI (Владимир ТЫМИНСКИЙ)
Companies : Silvestr Production (Сильвестр Продакшн)
 

Plot synopsis
The twelfth film of the most independent Russian cinematographer, Konstantin Seliverstov, is, of course, a comedy, and — again of course — about love. It exudes a pronounced note of gentle sadness along with a spicy flavor of the haphazardly absurd, as in the plays of Eduardo de Filippo and Neil Simon or in the films of Woody Allen and Otar Ioseliani, but with a precise and unmistakable Petersburgian accent. The story, compressed into a single day in the unusually hot summer of 2010 could not have take place in any other city in the world, although the passions bubbling on the screen are also characteristic of Paris, New York, and Shanghai. And so, as is usual with Seliverstovthe events of this one day in Petersburg intersect and interweave into a tangled ball the fates of a number of odd, absurd, touiching, and entertaining characters — including the painfully reflective composer Anna, the slovenly, supposed actor Vovik, the ambitious dirrector‑aesthete Alexander Markovich, the infatuated Philharmonic security guard Sergei, the naive young clerik in a housewares store Ira, and the student Marina who works on the side as a porno actress.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2011
- International Film Festival «2-in-1», Moscow (Russia), 2010
- International Festival of Independent Film "Deboshirfilm - Pure Dreams", St Petersburg (Russia), 2010