Mikhail KALATOZISHVILI
Михаил КАЛАТОЗИШВИЛИ
Mikhaïl KALATOZISHVILI
Russia, 2008, 108mn 
Colour, fiction
Wild Field
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Дикое поле

 

 Champ sauvage

 Dikoe polye

 
Directed by : Mikhail KALATOZISHVILI (Михаил КАЛАТОЗИШВИЛИ)
Writing credits : Piotr LUTSIK (Пётр ЛУЦИК), Aleksey SAMORIADOV (Алексей САМОРЯДОВ)
 
Cast
Oleg DOLIN (Олег ДОЛИН) ...Mitia, le médecin
Aleksandr ILIN (Александр ИЛЬИН)
Aleksandr ILIN jr. (Александр ИЛЬИН мл.)
Aleksandr KORSHUNOV (Александр КОРШУНОВ)
Roman MADIANOV (Роман МАДЯНОВ)
Yuri STEPANOV (Юрий СТЕПАНОВ)
Daniela STOYANOVICH (Даниэла СТОЯНОВИЧ)
Piotr STUPIN (Пётр СТУПИН)
 
Cinematography : Piotr DUKHOVSKOY (Пётр ДУХОВСКОЙ)
Music : Aleksey AIGY (Алексей АЙГИ)
Produced by : Sergey SNEZHKIN (Сергей СНЕЖКИН)
Production : Barmaley (Кинокомпания «Бармалей»), Fonds Mikhail Kalatozov («Фонд Михаила Калатозова»)
Film revenue in Russia : 0.057 million dollars
 

Awards :
Award "Droujba" Days of Russian cinema in Limoges, Limoges (France), 2010
Best film Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2009
Best music Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2009
Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics Prize Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2008
Best music Aleksey AIGY , Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2008
Best Screenplay Piotr LUTSIK , Aleksey SAMORIADOV , Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2008
First prize Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2008
First prize Festival international du film de Marrakech : FIFM, Marrakech (Morocco), 2008
Special Jury prize FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2008
First prize Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2008
Audience Award Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2008
Best actor Oleg DOLIN , Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2008
Best feature film International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2008
Best film Award "White Elephant", Moscow (Russia), 2008
Best Screenplay Piotr LUTSIK , Aleksey SAMORIADOV , Award "White Elephant", Moscow (Russia), 2008
Best music Aleksey AIGY , Award "White Elephant", Moscow (Russia), 2008
Best actor Oleg DOLIN , Award "White Elephant", Moscow (Russia), 2008
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Roman MADIANOV , Award "White Elephant", Moscow (Russia), 2008
Best Screenplay Piotr LUTSIK , Aleksey SAMORIADOV , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2008
Best music Aleksey AIGY , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2008
Best actor Oleg DOLIN , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2008
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Roman MADIANOV , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2008

Plot synopsis
A story of Mitja, a young doctor, who chooses to work in the middle of nowhere, to help the people who are forgotten by God. He lives and works in steppe, which seems empty and deserted. But every day patients come to his home-hospital. One man’s heart stops after heavy drinking, another comes with a dying cow. A policeman, who is the only authority for a vast region comes to see Mitja very often. It is dangerous in the steppe. There are fights between different groups of local people. Sometimes Mitja has to treat wounded people. One day his bride comes to visit him from a far away city. But she comes to tell him that she decided to leave him and marry another man. He is left alone. But he feels that there is somebody or something always present nearby. In the long run this strange menace becomes a reality.
Source : www.intercinema.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Врачебная тайна [О фильме Дикое поле Михаила КАЛАТОЗИШВИЛИ], Lidia MASLOVA, seance.ru, 2009
L’année de la crise : un regard sur le cinéma russe 2008-2009, Yelena KVASOVA-DUFFORT, kinoglaz.fr, 2009
Mikhail Kalatozishvili : Wild Field (Dikoe pole, 2008), Christina STOJANOVA, kinokultura.com, 2008
 

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Marseille Russian Film Festival in Toursky, Marseille (France), 2011
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2010
- Rencontres du cinéma européen, Vannes (France), 2010
- Russian Film Festival, Orléans (France), 2010
- Days of Russian cinema in Limoges, Limoges (France), 2010
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2010
- Fribourg International Film Festival, Fribourg (Switzerland), 2010
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2009
- Brussels European Film Festival : FFFB, Brussels (Belgium), 2009
- Novy Rusky Film, Prague (Czech Republic), 2009
- Copenhagen International Film Festival / CPH PIX, Copenhagen (Denmark), 2009
- Le Septième Art a une histoire. Cinéma russe, un week-end d'inédits, Nice (France), 2009
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2009
- Europe XXL / Midi-Midi Moscou, Lille (France), 2009
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2009
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2009
- New Zealand International Film Festival, Auckland (New Zealand), 2009
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2009
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2009
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2009
- Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, Minneapolis (USA), 2009
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2009
- Seattle International Film Festival : SIFF, Seattle (USA), 2009
- Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs (USA), 2009
- San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco (USA), 2009
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2008
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2008
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2008
- Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Tessaloniki (Greece), 2008
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2008
- Russian Film Festival, Riga (Latvia), 2008
- Festival international du film de Marrakech : FIFM, Marrakech (Morocco), 2008
- Award "White Elephant", Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2008
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2008
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2008
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2008
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2008
- "Vyborg" Russian Film Festival (formerly ''A Window to Europe''), Vyborg (Russia), 2008
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2008
- Award "White Elephant", Moscow (Russia), 2008
- International Film Festival Bratislava, Brastislava (Slovakia), 2008
- Middle East International Film Festival : MEIFF, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), 2008
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2008
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2008