Aleksandr KASATKIN
Александр КАСАТКИН
Aleksandr KASSATKINE
Russia, 2007, 100mn 
Colour, fiction
Slushaya tishinu
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 Listening to the Silence

 En écoutant le silence

 
Directed by : Aleksandr KASATKIN (Александр КАСАТКИН)
Writing credits : Natalia NAZAROVA (Наталья НАЗАРОВА)
 
Cast
Dmitry MARYANOV (Дмитрий МАРЬЯНОВ)
Viktor RAKOV (Виктор РАКОВ)
Andrei RAPOPORT (Андрей РАПОПОРТ)
Ia SAVVINA (Ия САВВИНА)
Alina SERGEYEVA (Алина СЕРГЕЕВА) ...Nastia
Sergey YUSHKEVICH (Сергей ЮШКЕВИЧ)
 
Cinematography : Andrei NAIDENOV (Андрей НАЙДЕНОВ)
Production design : Tatyana DEVIRTS (Татьяна ДЕВИРЦ)
Produced by : Ruben DISHDISHIAN (Рубен ДИШДИШЯН), Aleksey SIDOROV (Алексей СИДОРОВ)
Companies : Central Partnership
Film revenue in Russia : 0.038 million dollars
 

Awards :
Audience Award International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2008
Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics Prize International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2008
Best first film Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2007
Special Jury prize Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2007

Plot synopsis
Listening to the silence is the moving story of a young girl that Moves from rural Uzbekistan to Moscow, to follow her dream of becoming a composer. However, the complications of life and love throw obstacles in her way and eventually rob her of her music. The film deals with her struggle to survive in the materialistic world of modern day Moscow and to come to terms with her love for her thuggish employer, in a story that highlights the conflict between art, love and materialism. This clash is also evident in her sister’s fight to save the life of her dying child – which requires a major sacrifice from our young heroine. While grim in places, the film is a generally optimistic story in which love emerges triumphant.
Source : www.centpart.com
 

commentaries
Aleksandr Kasatkin : Listening to Silence (Slushaia tishinu, 2007), Alissa TIMOSHKINA, kinokultura.com, 2008
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2008
- International Film Festival of Kerala : IFFK, Kerala (India), 2008
- International Film Festival of India : IFFI, Goa (India), 2008
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2008
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2008
- Festival Russian cinema in Israel, Tel Aviv (Israel), 2007
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2007
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2007
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2007
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2007