Pavel LUNGIN
Павел ЛУНГИН
Pavel LOUNGUINE
USSR / France, 1990, 111mn 
Colour, fiction
Taksi bluz
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Такси-блюз

 

 Taxi blues

 Taxi-blues

 
Directed by : Pavel LUNGIN (Павел ЛУНГИН)
Writing credits : Pavel LUNGIN (Павел ЛУНГИН)
 
Cast
Sergey GAZAROV (Сергей ГАЗАРОВ)
Vladimir KASHPUR (Владимир КАШПУР) ...Le vieux Netchiporenko
Natalia KOLIAKANOVA (Наталья КОЛЯКАНОВА) ...Christina
Pyotr MAMONOV (Пётр МАМОНОВ) ...Liocha, le saxo
Yelena SAFONOVA (Елена САФОНОВА) ...Nina, la femme de Liocha
Pyotr ZAICHENKO (Пётр ЗАЙЧЕНКО) ...Schlikov, le chauffeur de taxi
 
Cinematography : Denis EVSTIGNEYEV (Денис ЕВСТИГНЕЕВ)
Production design : Valery YURKEVICH (Валерий ЮРКЕВИЧ)
Sound : Oxana STRUGINA (Оксана СТРУГИНА)
Produced by : Aleksandr GOLUTVA (Александр ГОЛУТВА), Vladimir REPNIKOV (Владимир РЕПНИКОВ)
Companies : Lenfilm, АСК / МК-2 Production (France)
 
Sites : Page Allociné, page IMDb
Release date in France : 1990-10-17, Site

Awards :
Best directing Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1990
Prix de la mise en scène au festival de Cannes et mention spéciale du Jury Oecuménique, 1990
Prix Nika de la meilleure photographie, Moscou, 1990

DVD with subtitles
Editor : MK2

Plot synopsis
The taxi driver Ivan Shlykov becomes an unwilling witness and participant of the musician Lyosha Seliverstov's drinking spree. He drives his bohemian chums around Moscow, sells them his vodka, only to see his client disappear without paying. The taxi driver is mad to be so insulted by a pathetic loafer, a puny nothing of a music player. Shlykov finds Seliverstov, thus setting off the tragic story of their relationship involving a blind hate, an unshared love, an overpowering weakness, a lack of a common language and a crazy hope to find one.
Source : www.lenfilm.ru
 

commentaries
Taxi Blues (1990), de Pavel LOUNGUINE, Julien MORVAN, Perestroikino, 2020
Все пьют морковный сок, Pavel LUNGIN, seance.ru, 2008
Павел Лунгин. Такси-блюз , Pavel LUNGIN, Сеанс, 2008
Pavel Lounguine : vision d’un réalisateur russe à travers les médias français, Katsiaryna ZAKHARAVA, Bulletin de l'Institut Pierre Renouvin 2007/2 (N° 26), 2007
Le cinéma des années 1990-2000. Images dispersées, Françoise NAVAILH, Russie, peuples et civilisations, La découverte, 2005
Taxi Blues [Такси-блюз], rusfilm.pitt, 2002
Taxi Blues, critique de film et DVD, dvdcritiques.com, 2002
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2019
- Festival international du film de Marrakech : FIFM, Marrakech (Morocco), 2016
- Moscow, St-Petersburg, two capitals, one country, Toulouse (France), 2010
- Rуtrospective Pavel Lungin at the Cinémathèque de Nice, Nice (France), 2010
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Arras International Film Festival, Arras (France), 2009
- Festival of Russian Cinema in Mumbai, Mumbai (India), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Les rencontres des cinémas d'Europe, Aubenas (France), 2007
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1990-10-17
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1990
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1990

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