Akim SALBIEV
Аким САЛБИЕВ
Akim SALBIEV
Russia, 2006, 104mn 
Colour, fiction
11 pisem k Bogu
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11 писем к Богу

 

 Eleven Letters to God

 Onze lettres à Dieu

 
Directed by : Akim SALBIEV (Аким САЛБИЕВ)
Writing credits : Yevgeni PETROV-KAZHEVSKI (Евгений ПЕТРОВ-КАЖЕВСКИЙ), Akim SALBIEV (Аким САЛБИЕВ)
 
Cast
Chermen ABISSALOVICH (Чермен АБИСАЛОВИЧ)
Zarina BATAEVA (Зарина ВАТАЕВА)
Robert BITAEV (Роберт БИТАЕВ)
Bulat BUDAEV (Булат БУДАЕВ)
Alla DZGOEVA (Алла ДЗГОЕВА)
Laktemir DZTIEV (Лактемир ДЗТИЕВ)
Zalina GALAOVA (Залина ГАЛАОВА)
Tamara KABANOVA (Тамара КАБАНОВА)
Chermen KHADIKOV (Чермен ХАДИКОВ)
Zamira MELIKOVA (Замира МЕЛИКОВА)
Konstantin PODKOLZIN (Константин ПОДКОЛЗИН)
Vladimir SRAPIONIAN (Владимир СРАПИОНЯН)
Zaira TKHAPSAEVA (Заира ТХАПСАЕВА)
Timur TLATOV (Тимур ТЛАТОВ)
Turan TSORAEV (Туган ЦОРАЕВ)
Batraz ZASEV (Батраз ЗАСЕВ)
 
Cinematography : Mikhail NEMYSSKI (Михаил НЕМЫССКИЙ)
Production design : Sergey BRECHKO (Сергей БРЕЧКО)
Music : Arkadi TSORIONTI (Аркадий ЦОРИОНТИ)
Sound : Vasili FILATOV (Василий ФИЛАТОВ)
Produced by : Akim SALBIEV (Аким САЛБИЕВ)
Release Date in Russia : 2007
 
format : 35 mm

Plot synopsis
Romantic drama.
…Late in autumn a new teacher Bilar Bolatovich and a new pupil Alan arrive at a boarding school situated in the mountains of Osetia. Their arrival disrupts the usual course of events. The boarding school is getting ready to celebrate its anniversary, but it transpires that the local authorities intend to pull it down. The director of the boarding school does everything in his power to oppose the authorities. It is a movie about the life of a God-forsaken mountainous place, about the fears, pains, bewilderment of its inhabitants, whose only trust is that the letters, that a half-blind pupil of the boarding school writes to God, will reach him.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival of Russian cinema in Nice, Nice (France), 2017
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2007
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2007
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2007
- Kyiv International Film Festival 'Molodist', Kiev (Ukraine), 2007