Natalia PERSHINA
Наталья ПЕРШИНА
Natalia PERCHINA
Russia, 2018, 93mn 
fiction
Miortvye Lastochki
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Мертвые ласточки

 

 Dead Swallows

 Les hirondelles mortes

 
Directed by : Natalia PERSHINA (Наталья ПЕРШИНА)
Writing credits : Natalia PERSHINA (Наталья ПЕРШИНА)
 
Cast
Yevgeni OKOROKOV (Евгений ОКОРОКОВ)
Oleg BILIK (Олег БИЛИК)
Aleksandr BASHIROV (Александр БАШИРОВ)
Valery BARINOV (Валерий БАРИНОВ)
Marta KOZLOVA (Марта КОЗЛОВА)
 
Cinematography : Maksim GOLUBEV (Максим ГОЛУБЕВ)
Produced by : Svetlana KUCHMAYEVA (Светлана КУЧМАЕВА), Sergey ZERNOV (Сергей ЗЕРНОВ)
Companies : Gorky Film Studio
 

Plot synopsis
Sasha, a singer at a musical theatre, persuades his friend Kulik to take him to a remote sacred place for fishing. Soon they find out that wood spirits live here. Kulik warns Sasha to ask them of nothing and not to fool the evil spirit, but he breaks the taboo – and now the spirits demand blood payment. Kulik faces a difficult choice: to leave Sasha in the forest and escape, or pull him out and pay with his life.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Novy Rusky Film, Prague (Czech Republic), 2019
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2019
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2018
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2018