Aleksey UCHITEL
Алексей УЧИТЕЛЬ
Alekseï OUTCHITEL
Russia, 1995, 86mn 
Colour, fiction
Manya zhizeli
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Мания Жизели

 

 Mania of Giselle

 La Folie de Gisèle

 
Directed by : Aleksey UCHITEL (Алексей УЧИТЕЛЬ)
Writing credits : Avdotya SMIRNOVA (Авдотья СМИРНОВА), Aleksey UCHITEL (Алексей УЧИТЕЛЬ)
 
Cast
Aleksey GERMAN (Алексей ГЕРМАН)
Aleksandr KHVAN (Александр ХВАН)
Mikhail KOZAKOV (Михаил КОЗАКОВ)
Anastasia MELNIKOVA (Анастасия МЕЛЬНИКОВА)
Tatyana MOSKVINA (Татьяна МОСКВИНА)
Ivan OKHLOBYSTIN (Иван ОХЛОБЫСТИН)
Andrei SMIRNOV (Андрей СМИРНОВ)
Yuri STEPANOV (Юрий СТЕПАНОВ)
Galina TIUNINA (Галина ТЮНИНА)
Tatyana TKACH (Татьяна ТКАЧ)
Sergey VINOGRADOV (Сергей ВИНОГРАДОВ)
 
Cinematography : Sergey LANDO (Сергей ЛАНДО)
Production design : Nikolay SAMONOV (Николай САМОНОВ)
Music : Leonid DESIATNIKOV (Леонид ДЕСЯТНИКОВ)
Sound : Leonid LERNER (Леонид ЛЕРНЕР)
Produced by : Aleksandr GOLUTVA (Александр ГОЛУТВА), Aleksey UCHITEL (Алексей УЧИТЕЛЬ)
Companies : Lenfilm, Roskomkino, ROK, Alians, Teminal-Impeks, banque Petrovski, YLISS
Release Date in Russia : 27/04/1995
 

Awards :
First prize Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 1995

Plot synopsis
The film tells about the tragic fate of Russian ballerina Olga Spesivtseva who emigrated from Russia in the 20-es. Story of brilliant career and dramatic life story of the great dancer are told in the film not as a biographical document but as a theme of love enchantment delirium which was the most important theme in Spesivtseva’s art. This theme is the leit-motif of the story revealing the close connection between gift and madness, art and obsession, will and fate. The actress Galina Tyunina was awarded the Prize for the Best Actor’s Debut at the “Molodost” (“Youth”) International Film Festival in Kiev, the Ukraine.
The film was awarded the Main Prize of the III Russian Cinema Festival in Onfleur, France.
Source : www.lenfilm.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 1995