Russia, 2008, 100mn 
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 Shultes / Choultes


Directed by : Bakur BAKURADZE (Бакур БАКУРАДЗЕ)
Writing credits : Bakur BAKURADZE (Бакур БАКУРАДЗЕ)
Timur BOKANCHA (Тимур БОКАНЧА) ...Gricha
Gela CHITAVA (Гела ЧИТАВА) ...Choultes
Liubov FIRSOVA (Любовь ФИРСОВА) ...Mère de Choultes
Ruslan GREBENKIN (Руслан ГРЕБЕНКИН) ...Kostik
Daria SEMENOVA (Дарья СЕМЕНОВA) ...Infirmière
Vadim SUSLOV (Вадим СУСЛОВ) ...Frère de Choultes
Cinematography : Marina GORNOSTAYEVA (Марина ГОРНОСТАЕВА), Nikolay VALILOV (Николай ВАВИЛОВ)
Production design : Kirill SHUVALOV (Кирилл ШУВАЛОВ)
Sound : Arseni TROITSKIY (Арсений ТРОИЦКИЙ)
Production : CTB
Film revenue in Russia : 0.023 million dollars
format : 35 mm

Awards :
Best film Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2008
Best first film Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2008

Plot synopsis
25-year-old Lesha Shultes, a former athlete seriously injured in a car accident, becomes a pickpocket. This is his only way of communicating with the outside world. He lives a lonely life with his sickly mother, steals, and occasionally visits his younger brother in the army. Love, friendship, and affection have no place in Shultes' life. His only encounter with human feelings occurs when he gets a video from a young woman he robbed earlier. This contact with a stranger's life and feelings leads Shultes to rash decisions.

Commentaries and bibliography
The Self and the Other in Recent Russian Cinema, Birgit BEUMERS,, 2010
Прорва. Образ пространства в современной кинодраматургии, Yelena GRACHEVA,, 2009
L’année de la crise : un regard sur le cinéma russe 2008-2009, Yelena KVASOVA-DUFFORT,, 2009
Shultes est le portrait d’un homme dans le contexte du destin, Artur Aristakissian,, 2008
Bakur Bakuradze : Shultes (Shul'tes, 2008), Olga SURKOVA,, 2008

Selected in the following festivals :
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2011
- Cinéma Arenberg. Ecran total 09, Brussels (Belgium), 2009
- KinoArt Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2009
- Copenhagen International Film Festival / CPH PIX, Copenhagen (Denmark), 2009
- Europe XXL / Midi-Midi Moscou, Lille (France), 2009
- Angers Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (France), 2009
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2009
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2009
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2009
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Belgrade International Film Festival, Belgrade (Serbia), 2009
- Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, Minneapolis (USA), 2009
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2009
- World Film Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2008
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2008
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2008
- Munich International Film Festival, Munich (Germany), 2008
- Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Tessaloniki (Greece), 2008
- Russian Film Festival, Riga (Latvia), 2008
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2008
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2008
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2008
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2008
- Festival of Festivals, St Petersburg (Russia), 2008
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2008
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Stockholm International Film Festival, Stockholm (Sweden), 2008
- Kyiv International Film Festival 'Molodist', Kiev (Ukraine), 2008
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2008

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