Dmitry MESKHIEV
Дмитрий МЕСХИЕВ
Dmitri MESKHIEV
Russia, 2010, 96mn 
fiction
The Man at the Window
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Человек у окна

 

 L'Homme à la fenêtre

 Chelovek u okna

 
Directed by : Dmitry MESKHIEV (Дмитрий МЕСХИЕВ)
Writing credits : Ilya TILKIN (Илья ТИЛЬКИН)
 
Cast
Sergey GARMASH (Сергей ГАРМАШ)
Kristina KUZMINA (Кристина КУЗЬМИНА)
Andrei MERZLIKIN (Андрей МЕРЗЛИКИН)
Yuri STOYANOV (Юрий СТОЯНОВ)
Ilya TILKIN (Илья ТИЛЬКИН)
Vladimir VDOVICHENKOV (Владимир ВДОВИЧЕНКОВ)
Mariya ZVONARIOVA (Мария ЗВОНАРЁВА)
 
Cinematography : Sergey MACHILSKY (Сергей МАЧИЛЬСКИЙ)
Produced by : Sergey MELKUMOV (Сергей МЕЛЬКУМОВ), Dmitry MESKHIEV (Дмитрий МЕСХИЕВ), Sergey SHUMAKOV (Сергей ШУМАКОВ)
Production : Studios Tcherepakha (студия "Черепаха")
 

Awards :
Best actress Mariya ZVONARIOVA , Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
Best actor Yuri STOYANOV , Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
Best actress Mariya ZVONARIOVA , Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2010
Best actor Yuri STOYANOV , Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2010
First prize Comic Film Festival "Ulybnis, Rossiya", Moscow (Russia), 2010

Plot synopsis
The actor Alexander Dronov, whom everyone calls shura, is just over fifty. apparently he has not achieved anything in life that would make him happy. He did not make it as an actor and leaves the theatre even before the curtain call; he did not make it as husband and father: his son is far away and his wife co-habits the flat out of habit; he did not make it as friend – the only person he is close to and with whom he shares his dressing room actually despises shura. not young, not successful, not handsome… and still, Dronov has his own business to mind. He is a Man at the Window. He can put any words into the mouths of those he observes; he can send them into the right direction, and change their destiny. He can do a lot, but nothing for himself.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
32ème Festival international du film de Moscou (17-26 juin 2010), Nicole MIGAULT, kinoglaz.fr, 2010
Dmitrii Meskhiev : The Man at the Window (Chelovek u okna, 2010), Greg DOLGOPOLOV, kinokultura.com, 2010
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Arctic Film Festival "Polar Lights", Murmansk (Russia), 2011
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2011
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2010
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2010
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2010
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2010
- Comic Film Festival "Ulybnis, Rossiya", Moscow (Russia), 2010
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2010
- Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2010
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2010
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2010
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2010
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2010