Boris KHLEBNIKOV
Борис ХЛЕБНИКОВ
Boris KHLEBNIKOV
Russia, 2006, 105mn 
Colour, fiction
Svobodnoe plavanie
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Свободное плавание

 

 Free Floating

 Nage libre

 
Directed by : Boris KHLEBNIKOV (Борис ХЛЕБНИКОВ)
Writing credits : Boris KHLEBNIKOV (Борис ХЛЕБНИКОВ), Aleksandr RODIONOV (Александр РОДИОНОВ)
 
Cast
Tagir RAKHIMOV (Тагир РАХИМОВ)
Nina SEMYONOVA (Нина СЕМЕНОВА)
Aleksandr YATSENKO (Александр ЯЦЕНКО)
Pyotr ZAICHENKO (Пётр ЗАЙЧЕНКО)
 
Cinematography : Shandor BERKESHI (Шандор БЕРКЕШИ)
Production design : Olga KHLEBNIKOVA (Ольга ХЛЕБНИКОВА)
Sound : Maksim BELOVOLOV (Максим БЕЛОВОЛОВ)
Editing : Ivan LEBEDEV (Иван ЛЕБЕДЕВ)
Produced by : Roman BORISEVICH (Роман БОРИСЕВИЧ)
Companies : Koktebel Film Company
 
Sites : www.koktebel.cinemax.ru, trailer

Awards :
Best directing Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2006
Best film Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2006
Best directing Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2006

Plot synopsis
A small town on the Volga, where each day is like the previous one. But twenty-year-old Lionya constantly discovers something in life that he did not know the previous day. After the closure of the factory where Lionya had only just found work, he works as sales assistant for footwear on the local market; then he tries to become a plasterer. And every time the new work does not interest him for longer than a couple of days, so that he becomes a frequent visitor at the local job centre. Then Lionya joins a brigade that repairs the road near his house. But he is too young to follow the laws of the people whom he has joined.
Source : www.kinotavr.ru
 

commentaries
Прорва. Образ пространства в современной кинодраматургии, Yelena GRACHEVA, seance.ru, 2009
Boris Khlebnikov : Free Floating (Svobodnoe plavanie, 2006), Julian GRAFFY, kinokultura.com, 2007
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2018
- Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Pesaro (Italy), 2010
- Jerusalem International Film Festival, Jerusalem (Israel), 2008
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2007
- Angers Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (France), 2007
- Budapest Rusian Film Days, Budapest (Hungary), 2007
- Jerusalem International Film Festival, Jerusalem (Israel), 2007
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2007
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2007
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2007
- International Zurich Film Festival, Zurich (Switzerland), 2007
- Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul (Turkey), 2007
- Festival Kinoblick, Stuttgart (Germany), 2006
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2006
- Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw (Poland), 2006
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2006
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2006
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2006
- International Film Festival Bratislava, Brastislava (Slovakia), 2006
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2006