Vladimir KOTT
Владимир КОТТ
Vladimir KOTT
Russia, 2008, 90mn 
Colour, fiction
The Fly
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Муха

 

 La Mouche

 Mukha

 
Directed by : Vladimir KOTT (Владимир КОТТ)
Writing credits : Vladimir KOTT (Владимир КОТТ)
 
Cast
Aleksandra BOGOVAIA (Александра БОГОВАЯ)
Yekaterina CHEBYCHEVA (Екатерина ЧЕБЫШЕВА)
Anna DANILOVA (Анна ДАНИЛОВА) ...Kroupa
Yevgeniya DOBROVOLSKAIA (Евгения ДОБРОВОЛЬСКАЯ)
Maksim EMELYANOV (Максим ЕМЕЛЬЯНОВ) ...Kostya
Aleksey KRAVCHENKO (Алексей КРАВЧЕНКО)
Olga LAPCHINA (Ольга ЛАПШИНА)
Sergey SELIN (Сергей СЕЛИН)
Aleksandra TYUFTEI (Александра ТЮФТЕЙ)
Aleksey YARMILKO (Алексей ЯРМИЛКО)
 
Cinematography : Yevgeni PRIVIN (Евгений ПРИВИН)
Production design : Oleg UKHOV (Олег УХОВ)
Music : Anton SILAYEV (Антон СИЛАЕВ)
Produced by : Yevgeni GINDILIS (Евгений ГИНДИЛИС)
Production : Tvindi (Твинди), НТВ
Film revenue in Russia : 0.126 million dollars
Release date in Russia : 28/02/2008
 
Site : trailer

Awards :
Audience Award Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2009
FIPRESCI Prize Lecce European Film Festival, Lecce (Italy), 2009
Best film Shangai International Film Festival, Shangai (China), 2008

Plot synopsis
Mukha is the nickname of Vera Mukhina, a 16-year old schoolgirl from a small Russian town. She has lived alone since her mother died, taken up boxing, and never asked anyone for help. She is not one to forgive other people’s mistakes. One day a man comes into her life and tells her that he is her father. Fyodor Mukhin, a truck-driver, opens the door with his own key, leaves his toothbrush in the bathroom, and starts living in her house. So her father did not get burned alive in a tank, as her mother had used to say. He had just failed to show up before. It’s enough for Mukha to declare war on him.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Vladimir Kott : Mukha-The Fly (Mukha, 2008), Olga MESROPOVA, kinokultura.com, 2008
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2010
- Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 2009
- Sofia International Film Festival, Sofia (Bulgaria), 2009
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2009
- Lecce European Film Festival, Lecce (Italy), 2009
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2009
- New Directors New Films, New York (USA), 2009
- Shangai International Film Festival, Shangai (China), 2008
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2008
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2008
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2008
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2008
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Festival of Festivals, St Petersburg (Russia), 2008
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2008
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2008
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2008
- Kyiv International Film Festival 'Molodist', Kiev (Ukraine), 2008
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2008