Semyon ARANOVICH
Семён АРАНОВИЧ
Semion ARANOVITCH
Russia / France, 1994, 133mn 
Colour, fiction
God sabaki
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Год Собаки

 

 The Year of Dog

 L'Année du chien

 
Directed by : Semyon ARANOVICH (Семён АРАНОВИЧ)
Writing credits : Semyon ARANOVICH (Семён АРАНОВИЧ), Zoya KUDRIA (Зоя КУДРЯ), Vadim MIKHAYLOV (Вадим МИХАЙЛОВ), Albina SHULGINA (Альбина ШУЛГИНА)
 
Cast
Inna CHURIKOVA (Инна ЧУРИКОВА) ...Vera
Aleksandr FEKLISTOV (Александр ФЕКЛИСТОВ)
Igor SKLIAR (Игорь СКЛЯР) ...Sergueï
Viktor SUKHORUKOV (Виктор СУХОРУКОВ)
 
Cinematography : Yuri SHAIGARDANOV (Юрий ШАЙГАРДАНОВ)
Production design : Marsen GAUKHMAN-SVERDLOV (Марксен ГАУХМАН-СВЕРДЛОВ)
Music : Oleg KARAVAICHUK (Олег КАРАВАЙЧУК)
Produced by : Semyon ARANOVICH (Семён АРАНОВИЧ), Vyacheslav TELNOV (Вячеслав ТЕЛЬНОВ)
Companies : Lenfilm, “Kinodokument”�, “Golos”, “Sodaperaga” (France)
 

Awards :
Silver Bear Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1994
Voile d'argent au Festival du cinéma russe de Saint-Raphaël, 1994

Plot synopsis
Ex-convict Sergei and a lonely woman Vera find their brief happiness in an abandoned village located on the radiation contaminated territory. It is here, on this piece of land left by people and by God, that the two people start a new life, getting acquainted and attached to each other. It is here that they experience love — for the first time in their lives.
The film was awarded the “Silver Bear” Prize and the Prize of Peace at the 44th International Film Festival in Berlin (1994); the “Silver Sail” Prize at the 2nd Festival of Russian Cinema in San Raphael, France; the Prize for the Best Actor’s Work at the Open Russian Film Festival in Sochi (1994).
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 1995
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1994