Russia / France, 2007, 117mn 
Colour, fiction
Gloss / Gloss : The Director's Cut
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 Gloss / Papier glacé


Directed by : Andrey KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Andrey KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ), Avdotya SMIRNOVA (Авдотья СМИРНОВА)
Aleksandr DOMOGAROV (Александр ДОМОГАРОВ) ...Klimenko
Irina ROZANOVA (Ирина РОЗАНОВА) ...Alina
Aleksey SEREBRIAKOV (Алексей СЕРЕБРЯКОВ) ...Stassis
Artemi TROITSKY (Артемий ТРОИЦКИЙ) ...Mark
Cinematography : Mariya SOLOVIEVA (Мария СОЛОВЬЕВА)
Production design : Yekaterina ZALETAEVA (Екатерина ЗАЛЕТАЕВА)
Music : Boris FRUMKIN (Борис ФРУМКИН)
Produced by : Aleksandr BROVARETS (Александр БРОВАРЕЦ), Andrey KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ), Yevgeni STEPANOV (Евгений СТЕПАНОВ)
Production : PTS Andreï Kontchalovski / Canal+, Cadran Productions, Motion Investment Group, Backup Films
Film revenue in Russia : 4.684 million dollars
Release date in Russia : 23/08/2007
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
Release date in France : 2009-02-25, Site

Plot synopsis
Dramatic comedy.
The simple seamstress Galia arrives in Moscow from the Rostov province. She dreams of a career as a supermodel, but she is not destined to become a model. Indeed, she is told so right away, and reaches this conclusion herself by the end of film, having worked as seamstress with a well-known fashion designer, as assistant to the owner of an elite model agency engaged in the selection of brides for rich people ñ where she learns how much the rich pay for the happy life in their villas. The film is based on real events.
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Commentaries and bibliography
Gloss , Patrick Boriès,, 2009
Andrei Konchalovskii : Gloss (Glianets, 2007), Olga MESROPOVA,, 2008
Andrei Konchalovskii : Gloss (Glianets; 2007), Sasha RAZOR,, 2008

Selected in the following festivals :
- Andrey Konchalovsky retrospective at the Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2020
- Russian Film Festival in Niort, Niort (France), 2019
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2017
- Festival Andrey Konchalovsky, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011
- Semaine russe au Ciné-Parvis Le Méridien de Tarbes, Tarbes (France), 2010
- Semaine de cinéma russe à la cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l'image d'Angoulême, Angoulême (France), 2010
- Rencontres du cinéma européen, Vannes (France), 2010
- Festival Pau ville russe, Pau (France), 2009
- The portrayal of Russian women in Russian and Soviet films, Biarritz (France), 2009
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2009
- Cinémas russes à Montauban, Montauban (France), 2009
- Retrospective Andrey Konchalovsky, Paris (France), 2009
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2009-02-25
- Cinemania : World Film Panorama, Sofia (Bulgaria), 2008
- Hong-Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong (China), 2008
- Festival international du film de Marrakech : FIFM, Marrakech (Morocco), 2008
- Stockholm International Film Festival, Stockholm (Sweden), 2008
- Festival Russian cinema in Israel, Tel Aviv (Israel), 2007
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2007
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2007

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