Yuri MAMIN
Юрий МАМИН
Youri MAMINE
Russia, 2008, 120mn 
Colour, fiction
Don t think about white monkeys
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Не думай про белых обезьян

 

 Ne pense pas aux singes blancs

 Ne dumay pro belikh obezyan

 
Directed by : Yuri MAMIN (Юрий МАМИН)
Writing credits : Vyacheslav LEYKIN (Вячеслав ЛЕЙКИН), Yuri MAMIN (Юрий МАМИН), Vladimir VARDUNAS (Владимир ВАРДУНАС)
 
Cast
Oleg BASILASHVILY (Олег БАСИЛАШВИЛИ)
Aleksey DEVOCHENKO (Алексей ДЕВОЧЕНКО)
Katerina KSENYEVA (Катерина КСЕНЬЕВА) ...Dacha
Anvar LIBABOV (Анвар ЛИБАБОВ)
Viktor SMIRNOV (Виктор СМИРНОВ)
Mikhail TARABUKIN (Михаил ТАРАБУКИН) ...Vova
Sergey YURSKY (Сергей ЮРСКИЙ)
 
Cinematography : Aleksandr_2 GUSEV (Александр_2 ГУСЕВ)
Production design : Leonid KARPOV (Леонид КАРПОВ)
Produced by : Lyudmila SAMOKHVALOVA (Людмила САМОХВАЛОВА)
Production : Fontan Cinema
Film revenue in Russia : 0.022 million dollars
 
Site : www.whitemonkeys.ru/

Awards :
First prize Rabat International Film Festival, Rabat (Morocco), 2009
Prize Cine-Club Federation of Russia, Russian program : new feature films films, Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008

Plot synopsis
The film begins with the animated fragment telling about the famous eastern apologue, in which the ancient wiseman promises his apprentice he would can all the universe greatest secrets only if the case he would never think about white apes. The principal character is a young businessman who believes that money and fortune are the most important things in the world. One day he loses all his money and faces the necessity to reconsider and change his life. When his world is rocked he finds shelter in the abandoned house where he meets two bohemian characters of a strange kind. These people amaze him with the unique ability to see the world with different eyes. Spending time with his new friends isn’t like anything in the world, and as the time goes by, the hero starts to share their sense of reality. But nothing can last forever. And finally the hero is faced with the need to make one more decision – probably, the most important decision in his whole life.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
О фильме Юрия МАМИНА Не думай про белых обезьян, Larisa OSTROVSKAYA, , 2011
Iurii Mamin : Don’t Think about White Monkeys (Ne dumai pro belykh obez’ian, 2008), Greg DOLGOPOLOV, kinokultura.com, 2009
 
Review by Greg Dolgopolov on www.kinokultura.com.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2011
- Russian Film Festival Double Dv@, Different cities (Internet), 2011
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2010
- Days of Russian cinema in Limoges, Limoges (France), 2010
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2010
- Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2010
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2009
- Rabat International Film Festival, Rabat (Morocco), 2009
- World Film Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2008
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Comic Film Festival "Ulybnis, Rossiya", Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2008
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008

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