Karen SHAKHNAZAROV
Карен ШАХНАЗАРОВ
Karen CHAKHNAZAROV
USSR, 1988, 103mn 
Colour, fiction
Gorod zero
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Город зеро

 

 The Town Of Zero / City Zero

 La Ville zéro

 
Directed by : Karen SHAKHNAZAROV (Карен ШАХНАЗАРОВ)
Writing credits : Aleksandr BORODIANSKY (Александр БОРОДЯНСКИЙ), Karen SHAKHNAZAROV (Карен ШАХНАЗАРОВ)
 
Cast
Yelena ARZHANIK (Елена АРЖАНИК)
Oleg BASILASHVILY (Олег БАСИЛАШВИЛИ) ...L'écrivain Tchougounov
Armen DZHIGARKHANYAN (Армен ДЖИГАРХАНЯН) ...Le directeur de l'usine
Yevgeni EVSTIGNEYEV (Евгений ЕВСТИГНЕЕВ) ...Le directeur du musée
Leonid FILATOV (Леонид ФИЛАТОВ) ...Varakine, l'ingénieur
Tatyana KHVOSTIKOVA (Татьяна ХВОСТИКОВА)
Vladimir MENSHOV (Владимир МЕНЬШОВ)
Pyotr SHCHERBAKOV (Пётр ЩЕРБАКОВ)
Yuri SHERSTNEV (Юрий ШЕРСТНЕВ)
Mikhail SOLODOVNIK (Михаил СОЛОДОВНИК)
Aleksey ZHARKOV (Алексей ЖАРКОВ)
 
Cinematography : Nikolay NEMOLYAYEV (Николай НЕМОЛЯЕВ)
Production design : Lyudmila KUSAKOVA (Людмила КУСАКОВА)
Music : Eduard ARTEMIEV (Эдуард АРТЕМЬЕВ)
Sound : Igor MAIOROV (Игорь МАЙОРОВ)
Editing : Lidia MILIOTY (Лидия МИЛИОТИ)
Companies : Mosfilm
 

Awards :
Chicago, 1989
Valladolid, 1989

Plot synopsis
The hero of the film comes to the provincial town for business trip. Suddenly he becomes a witness of the events that can be explained but in fact are absurd. The film shows the system of abnormal human relations that became a norm of our life.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

commentaries
L’espace comme piège dans les films russes contemporains, Eugénie ZVONKINE, Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2017
L’Ancien et le nouveau. De quelques éléments générateurs d’absurde dans Ville zéro de Karen Chakhnazarov, Fabien ROTHEY, fabienrothey.hautetfort.com, 2012
ГОРОД ЗЕРО: ПО ТУ СТОРОНУ ЗДРАВОГО СМЫСЛА, Andrei SHEMYAKIN, Kino-teatr / Советский экран, 1989
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival de films russes Kinorama au cinéma Royal de Biarritz, Biarritz (France), 2018
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2018
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2017
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2017
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2016
- Festival international du film de Marrakech : FIFM, Marrakech (Morocco), 2016
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2013
- Days of the russian cinema in Tunisia, Tunis / Sousse / Hammamet (Tunisia), 2013
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2012
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2011
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Semaine de cinéma russe à la Cinémathèque de Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Luxembourg), 2010
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2009
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Festival Fantasia, Montreal (Canada), 2007
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2007
- Utopiales : international science fiction festival, Nantes (France), 2006
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2003
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2002
- La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 2000
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1989
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1989

Images
 
Film avec sous-titres anglais et français