Anton BARSHCHEVSKI
Антон БАРЩЕВСКИЙ
Anton BARCHTCHEVSKI
Russia, 2008, 800mn 
Colour, fiction, TV serial
Tyazjolyy pesok
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 Heavy sand

 Sable lourd

 
Directed by : Anton BARSHCHEVSKI (Антон БАРЩЕВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Leonid ZORIN (Леонид ЗОРИН)
Based on Anatoly Rybakov’s novel
 
Cast
Aleksandr BALUEV (Александр БАЛУЕВ)
Olga BUDINA (Ольга БУДИНА)
Dmitry KHARATIAN (Дмитрий ХАРАТЬЯН)
Irina LACHINA (Ирина ЛАЧИНА)
Andrei SMIRNOV (Андрей СМИРНОВ)
Yuri SOLOMIN (Юрий СОЛОМИН)
Larisa UDOVICHENKO (Лариса УДОВИЧЕНКО)
Vladimir VDOVICHENKOV (Владимир ВДОВИЧЕНКОВ)
Emmanuil VITORGAN (Эммануил ВИТОРГАН)
 
Cinematography : Radik ASKAROV (Радик АСКАРОВ), Bogdan VERZHBITSKY (Богдан ВЕРЖБИЦКИЙ)
Production design : Sergey BRZHESTOVSKY (Сергей БРЖЕСТОВСКИЙ)
Music : Aleksandr ZHURBIN (Александр ЖУРБИН)
Produced by : Anton BARSHCHEVSKI (Антон БАРЩЕВСКИЙ)
Companies : Mosfilm, Risk, Film Union
 

Plot synopsis
Heavy Sand is a family saga based on Anatoly Rybakov’s well-known bestselling novel published in 39 countries. In the center of young director Anton Barshchevsky’s film ("The Moscow Saga") is the history of a half-German,half-Jewish , Yakov, and a Jewish woman, Rachel, and their love that has withstood inconceivable tests during the Holocaust. Yakov comes from Switzerland to a small shtettle in the Ukraine, where he has been caught by Nazi occupation. The epic narration covers the entire 20th century and appeals to the 21st century.
Source : www.russianfilmny.com
 

commentaries
Anton Barshchevskii : Heavy Sand (Tiazhelyi pesok, 2008), Peter ROLLBERG, kinokultura.com, 2009
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2008