Nikolay KHOMERIKY
Николай ХОМЕРИКИ
Nikolaï KHOMERIKI
Russia, 2009, 100mn 
Colour, fiction
Tale in the Darkness
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Сказка про темноту

 

 Conte sur l'obscurité

 Skazkа pro temnoty

 
Directed by : Nikolay KHOMERIKY (Николай ХОМЕРИКИ)
Writing credits : Nikolay KHOMERIKY (Николай ХОМЕРИКИ), Aleksandr RODIONOV (Александр РОДИОНОВ)
 
Cast
Boris KAMORZIN (Борис КАМОРЗИН)
Alissa KHAZANOVA (Алиса ХАЗАНОВА) ...Angelina
Dmitry PODNOZOV (Дмитрий ПОДНОЗОВ)
 
Cinematography : Alisher KHAMIDKHODZHAEV (Алишер ХАМИДХОДЖАЕВ)
Produced by : Roman BORISEVICH (Роман БОРИСЕВИЧ)
Production : Koktebel Film Company
Film revenue in Russia : 0.022 million dollars
 

Awards :
Best actor Boris KAMORZIN , Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2009
Best Cinematography Alisher KHAMIDKHODZHAEV , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2009
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Boris KAMORZIN , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2009

Note :
Nikolai Khomeriki won a second prize at Cannes in the Cinefondation section for his short "Vdvoyom"

Plot synopsis
Angelina lives in a big city on the sea cost, where handsome men and beautiful women are strolling the streets with only one purpose: to have fun, flirt and love. But Angelina, being pretty, intelligent, and nice, finds herself lonely.
She is police officer and her job is helping abandoned kids, orphans, and troubled youngsters. One day one of her charges, a little boy, explains Angelina how lonely, dull and useless she is. Those words have been bothering her ever since, and she decides to change herself.. Angelina starts her way through the darkness…
Source : www.festival-cannes.com
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Les sept meilleurs films consacrés à la réalité russe, Ekaterina SINELCHTCHIKOVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2019
Прорва. Образ пространства в современной кинодраматургии, Yelena GRACHEVA, seance.ru, 2009
Nikolai Khomeriki : A Tale in the Darkness (Skazka pro temnotu, 2009), Christina STOJANOVA, kinokultura.com, 2009
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Rуtrospective Pavel Lungin at the Cinémathèque de Nice, Nice (France), 2010
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2010
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2010
- Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Pesaro (Italy), 2010
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2010
- Brussels European Film Festival : FFFB, Brussels (Belgium), 2009
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2009
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2009
- Tbilisi International Film Festival, Tbilisi (Georgia), 2009
- Russian Film Festival, Riga (Latvia), 2009
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2009
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2009
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Kyiv International Film Festival 'Molodist', Kiev (Ukraine), 2009
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2009