Yelizaveta STISHOVA
Елизавета СТИШОВА
Elizaveta STICHOVA
Russia, 2017, 101mn 
Suleiman Mountain
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Сулейман Гора


 Le Mont Souleiman

 Suleiman Gora

Directed by : Yelizaveta STISHOVA (Елизавета СТИШОВА)
Writing credits : Alisa KHMELNITSKAYA (Алиса ХМЕЛЬНИЦКАЯ)
Cinematography : Tudor Vladimir PANDURU (Тудор Владимир ПАНДУРУ)
Production design : Svetlana DUBINA (Светлана ДУБИНА)
Produced by : Andrey DEVIATKIN (Андрей ДЕВЯТКИН), Viktor KUZNETSOV (Виктор КУЗНЕЦОВ), Yelena YATSURA (Елена ЯЦУРА)

Plot synopsis
A small-time con man, his two wives, and his recently returned son travel through the countryside of Kyrgyzstan, in Elizaveta Stishova’s unconventional family-road-trip drama. If circumstances become too difficult to bear, blatant lies may be the only means to create a truth. After his son Uluk is suddenly thrust back into his life, charismatic con artist Karabas takes to the road with his two wives, swindling everyone they encounter along their path. But Uluk has a strong conscience and, once confronted, Karabas must choose between his scheming ways or a life of fatherhood. A place of religious significance for millennia, Kyrgyzstan's Takht-i-Suleiman mountain was the midpoint on the ancient Silk Road. It is said to be the burial ground of its namesake, the prophet Solomon, and believed to bring healthy children to any woman who ascends to its shrine and crawls across its holy rock. In a drama that could be torn from the pages of Dostoevsky, the film's rogue family circles this ancient sight in search of healing.

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Aye Aye Film Festival Nancy-Lorraine, Nancy (France), 2019
- "Vyborg" Russian Film Festival (formerly ''A Window to Europe''), Vyborg (Russia), 2019
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2019
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2019
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2019
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2018
- Cairo International Film Festival, Cairo (Egypt), 2018
- International Film Festival of India : IFFI, Goa (India), 2018
- Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa (Israel), 2018
- Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2018
- Seattle International Film Festival : SIFF, Seattle (USA), 2018
- San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco (USA), 2018
- Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2017