Aleksey NUZHNY
Алексей НУЖНЫЙ
Alekseï NOUJNY
Russia, 2018, 102mn 
Colour, fiction
Ia khudeyu
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Я худею

 

 I'm Losing weight

 Je maigris

 
Directed by : Aleksey NUZHNY (Алексей НУЖНЫЙ)
Writing credits : Nikolay KULIKOV (Николай КУЛИКОВ), Aleksey NUZHNY (Алексей НУЖНЫЙ)
 
Cast
Irina GORBACHOVA (Ирина ГОРБАЧЕВА)
Yevgeni KULIK (Евгений КУЛИК)
Sergey SHNUROV (Сергей ШНУРОВ)
Aleksandra BORTICH (Александра БОРТИЧ)
 
Cinematography : Kirill KLEPALOV (Кирилл КЛЕПАЛОВ)
Music : Dmitry EMELYANOV (Дмитрий ЕМЕЛЬЯНОВ)
 

Plot synopsis
Anna’s (Aleksandra Bortich) life is consumed by two passions: her athletic boyfriend Zhenya, and food. However, it is because of her love of food that Zhenya leaves her for a more attractive young model, whilst Anya goes on a spiral of self-loathing. It is a good thing though, that she has friends and enlists her fellow food-lover Nick to help her lose weight in return for love and happiness. Anya is determined to get her boyfriend back and so she encounters all manner of strange obstacles and unexpected discoveries. This is a delightful romantic comedy not only about the difficulties of losing weight, but of staying true to oneself with terrific, heartfelt performances by Bortich, Kulik, Gorbacheva and Shnurov. Unlike other makeover film narratives, acclaimed comedy director Alexei Nuzhnyi presents a sophisticated view of the changes required for happiness and they are far from skin deep.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Journées du cinéma russe au Jean Renoir, Chambery (France), 2019
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2019
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2018
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2018
- Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2018