Nikolay DOSTAL
Николай ДОСТАЛЬ
Nikolaï DOSTAL
Russia, 2009, 97mn 
Colour, fiction
Petya po doroge v Tsarstviye Nebesnoye
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Петя по дороге в Царствие Небесное

 

 Petia on the Way to Heaven

 Petia sur le chemin du Royaume des Cieux

 
Directed by : Nikolay DOSTAL (Николай ДОСТАЛЬ)
Writing credits : Mikhail KURAYEV (Михаил КУРАЕВ)
Based on novel by Mikhail Kurayev
 
Cast
Aleksandr KORSHUNOV (Александр КОРШУНОВ)
Roman MADIANOV (Роман МАДЯНОВ)
Egor PAVLOV (Егор ПАВЛОВ)
Yevgeni REDKO (Евгений РЕДЬКО)
Konstantin_2 STEPANOV (Константин_2 СТЕПАНОВ)
Svetlana TIMOFEEVA-LETUNOVSKAYA (Светлана ТИМОФЕЕВА-ЛЕТУНОВСКАЯ)
Mariya ZVONARIOVA (Мария ЗВОНАРЁВА)
 
Cinematography : Alisher KHAMIDKHODZHAEV (Алишер ХАМИДХОДЖАЕВ)
Music : Aleksey SHELYGIN (Алексей ШЕЛЫГИН)
Produced by : Fyodor POPOV (Федор ПОПОВ)
Companies : Stella Studio
Film revenue in Russia : 0.022 million dollars
 
format : 35 mm

Awards :
First prize Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
Best actor Egor PAVLOV , Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2009
Best music Aleksey SHELYGIN , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2009
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Roman MADIANOV , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2009

Plot synopsis
Small town Kandalaksha, the year 1953. The town’s fool Petya likes to pretend that he is a real militiaman serving and guarding, furthermore – that he is the real inspector of the traffic police. He has a formal baldric and militiaman’s cap, and in his real holster there is a gun – it makes no odds that it is in fact made out of wood. Nobody wants to talk him out of this harmless encroachment for the power. Even the cars of the chief constructor and the superior engineer stop at «inspector Petya» signal. He was honored with the favour and attention of the first beauty of the town, the wife of the colonel of GB Boguslavskiy, who is the chief of several local reformatory camps. And then came the fatal march of 1953. Stalin died. And a con has just escaped from the local reformatory camp. Together with alarmed soldiers and guards Petya starts out for chasing, because he just couldn’t imagine how an event like this could possibly pass without him…
 

commentaries
Pete on the Way to Heaven, Andrew CHAPMAN, rusfilm.pitt.edu, 2010
Nikolai Dostal : Petia on the Way to Heaven (Petia po doroge v tsarstvo nebesnoe, 2009), David GILLESPIE, kinokultura.com, 2010
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Marseille Russian Film Festival in Toursky, Marseille (France), 2012
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2011
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2010
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2010
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Art Film Festival, Trencin (Slovakia), 2010
- Seattle International Film Festival : SIFF, Seattle (USA), 2010
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2010
- International Film Festival Listapad, Minsk (Belarus), 2009
- Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki (Finland), 2009
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2009
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2009
- Busan International Film Festival : BIFF, Busan (Pusan) (Korea, South), 2009
- Russian Film Festival, Riga (Latvia), 2009
- Festival of New Russian Films, Vilnius (Lithuania), 2009
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Comic Film Festival "Ulybnis, Rossiya", Moscow (Russia), 2009
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2009
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2009

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