Anton MEGERDICHEV
Антон МЕГЕРДИЧЕВ
Anton MEGUERDITCHEV
Russia, 2010, 100mn 
Colour, fiction
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 Dark World

 Dark Fantasy / Le Monde obscur

 
Directed by : Anton MEGERDICHEV (Антон МЕГЕРДИЧЕВ)
Writing credits : Aleksandr DORBINYAN (Александр ДОРБИНЯН), Aleksey SIDOROV (Алексей СИДОРОВ)
 
Cast
Svetlana IVANOVA (Светлана ИВАНОВА) ...Marina
Yelena PANOVA (Елена ПАНОВА) ...Khelvi
Sergey UGRYUMOV (Сергей УГРЮМОВ) ...Aleksandr
Ivan ZHIDKOV (Иван ЖИДКОВ) ...Kostya
 
Cinematography : Anton ANTONOV (Антон АНТОНОВ)
Production design : Olga ONOPRIENKO (Ольга ОНОПРИЕНКО)
Produced by : Sergey DANIELIAN (Сергей ДАНИЕЛЯН), Ruben DISHDISHIAN (Рубен ДИШДИШЯН), Yuri MOROZ (Юрий МОРОЗ), Aram MOVSESYAN (Арам МОВСЕСЯН), Aleksey SIDOROV (Алексей СИДОРОВ)
Companies : Shaman Pikchersn (for Central Partnership)
Film revenue in Russia : 8.347 million dollars
Release Date in Russia : 07/10/2010
 
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
VOD or DVD release in France : 2012-01-17, Site

Plot synopsis
A supernatural fantasy based on Russian folk tales. A group of students travel on a folklore expedition to a number of isolated northern villages. In one of the villages, the main character – a girl fascinated by mysticism and the romanticism of life beyond the grave – finds an ancient tomb and in it a magical shield. When she touches the shield, she awakens the slumbering spirits and brings their anger down upon herself, while at the same time acquiring superhuman abilities. The students get caught up in a drawn-out struggle against the powers of evil. Dark World is a fun and exciting trip into the complex world of evil. As the director Megerdichev notes, "the result can be absolutely unpredictable because the border between the good and the bad is hard to see, but easy to cross."
 

commentaries
Dark Fantasy (2010) [Anton Meguerditchev], Julien MORVAN, Perestroikino, 2020
Dark Fantasy de Anton MEGUERDITCHEV (2010), Fred PIZZOFERRATO, cinemafantastique.net, 2012
Anton Megerdichev : Dark World (Temnyi mir, 2010), Gerald McCAUSLAND, kinokultura.com, 2011
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2015
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2012
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2011