Andrei KONCHALOVSKY
Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ
Andreï KONTCHALOVSKI
Russia, 2020, 121mn 
fiction
Dorogie tovarishchi
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Дорогие товарищи

 

 Dear Comrades

 Chers Camarades

 
Directed by : Andrei KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Yelena KISELIOVA (Елена КИСЕЛЁВА), Andrei KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Yulia VYSOTSKAIA (Юлия ВЫСОЦКАЯ) ...Liuda
Sergey ERLISH (Сергей ЭРЛИШ) ...the grandfather
Yulia BUROVA (Юлия БУРОВА) ...Svetka
Andrei_2 GUSEV (Андрей_2 ГУСЕВ) ...Viktor
Vladislav KOMAROV (Владислав КОМАРОВ)
Dmitry KOSTYAEV (Дмитрий КОСТЯЕВ)
 
Cinematography : Andrei NAIDENOV (Андрей НАЙДЕНОВ)
Production design : Yekaterina KHARNAS (Екатерина ХАРНАС), Konstantin MAZUR (Константин МАЗУР), Irina OCHINA (Ирина ОЧИНА)
Editing : Karolina MACHIEVSKA (Каролина МАЧИЕВСКА), Sergey_2 TARASKIN (Сергей_2 ТАРАСКИН)
Produced by : Olesia GIDRAT (Олеся ГИДРАТ), Valentina MALTSEVA (Валентина МАЛЬЦЕВА), Alisher USMANOV (Алишер УСМАНОВ)
Companies : Продюсерский центр Андрея Кончаловского / Centre de production d'Andreï Kontchalovski.
 
Sites : Allociné, IMDb

Awards :
Special Jury prize Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2020

Plot synopsis
The film 'Dear comrades' based on real events of 1962, when the Soviet Union was shot demonstration of workers in Novocherkassk.
Novocherkassk, USSR, 1962. Liudmila is a Party executive and devout communist who fought at the front of WWII for Stalin’s ideology. Certain that her contribution will create a communist society, she detests any anti-Soviet sentiment. During a workers’ strike at the local electromotive factory, Liudmila witnesses the demonstration being gunned down on the government’s order, seeking to suppress mass strikes in the USSR. During the bloodbath and the ensuing panic, her daughter disappears, which changes Liudmila’s world view. Despite the blockade of the city, mass arrests, and the authorities’ attempts to cover up the massacre, Liudmila searches for her daughter. We don’t know how the search will end, but realize that her life will never be the same.
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commentaries
Andrei Konchalovsky’s Venice Competition Title ‘Dear Comrades’ Snapped Up by Films Boutique, John HOPEWELL, variety.com, 2020
«Ментальность русской нации — крестьянское сознание»: Кончаловский — о новой картине «Дорогие товарищи!» и расстреле в Новочеркасске, Interview, novayagazeta.ru, 2020
Critique : Dear Comrades, David KATZ, cineuropa.org, 2020
Des nouvelles de l’Est sur le Lido [A propos de Chers camarades de Andreï Kontchalovski], Hubert HEYRENDT, lalibre.be, 2020
Белые пятна на красном асфальте О ЧЕМ МЕЧТАЮТ АНДРЕЙ КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ И ЕГО ДОРОГИЕ ТОВАРИЩИ!, Veronika KHLEBNIKOVA, Colta, 2020
Что за фильм Андрея Кончаловского Дорогие товарищи»?, Игорь КАРЕВ, aif.ru, 2020
Le grand Andreï Kontchalovski de retour à Venise, Frédéric PONSARD, fr.euronews.com, 2020
Les Chers camarades d’Andrei Konchalovsky capturés par Films Boutique, marseillenews.net, 2020
Mostra de Venise : les trésors cachés de “Sun Children” et la violence soviétique de Chers camarades !, Jacques MORICE, Le Monde et Télérama, 2020
Trois films russes sélectionnés à la Mostra de Venise 2020, Ekaterina SINELCHTCHIKOVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2020
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Andrey Konchalovsky retrospective at the Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2020
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2020
- Tokyo International Film Festival : TIFF, Tokyo (Japan), 2020
- Busan International Film Festival : BIFF, Busan (Pusan) (Korea, South), 2020
- Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw (Poland), 2020
- Era New Horizons IFF, Wroclaw (Poland), 2020
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2020
- GIFF. Geneva International Film Festival, Geneva (Switzerland), 2020
- Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago (USA), 2020

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