Sergey BODROV
Сергей БОДРОВ
Sergueï BODROV
Russia / Germany / Spain / France / Italy / Sweden, 2002, 92mn 
Colour, fiction
Medvezhi potseluy
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Медвежий поцелуй

 

 The Bear's Kiss

 Le Baiser de l’ours

 
Directed by : Sergey BODROV (Сергей БОДРОВ)
 
Cast
Aleksandr BASHIROV (Александр БАШИРОВ)
Sergey BODROV (jr.) (Сергей БОДРОВ (мл.)) ...Micha
 
Music : Giya KANCHELY (Гия КАНЧЕЛИ)
Produced by : Sergey BODROV (Сергей БОДРОВ), Sergey SELIANOV (Сергей СЕЛЬЯНОВ)
Companies : Pandora Filmproduktion / Tornasol Film
 

Plot synopsis
Director Sergei Bodrov takes a break from his usual socio-political dramas in Bear's Kiss, a surreal fairy tale following Lola (Rebecca Liljeberg), the 14-year-old daughter of long-time circus employees, and her love affair with a shape-shifting bear who calls himself Misha (Sergei Bodrov Jr.). When her father, Marco (Maurizio Donadoni), is killed in a tragic car accident, the circus caravan travels to Spain, where several gypsy fortune-tellers explain the mysterious art of shape-shifting and the responsibilities it entails.
Tracie Cooper, www.allmovie.com
 

commentaries
Sergei Bodrov Sr: The Bear's Kiss (2002), Daniel WILD, kinokultura.com, 2004
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Days of Russian cinema in Limoges, Limoges (France), 2014
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2002