Vladimir MOTYL
Владимир МОТЫЛЬ
Vladimir MOTYL
Russia, 2010, 121mn 
Colour, fiction
Red Color Snow
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Багровый цвет снегопада


 La Couleur poupre de la chute de neige

 Bagrovyy tsvet snegopada

Directed by : Vladimir MOTYL (Владимир МОТЫЛЬ)
Writing credits : Vladimir MOTYL (Владимир МОТЫЛЬ)
Artiom ARTEMYEV (Артем АРТЕМЬЕВ) ...Ditrikh
Aleksandr BALUEV (Александр БАЛУЕВ)
Daniela STOYANOVICH (Даниэла СТОЯНОВИЧ) ...Ksenia Gerstel
Aleksandr TSURKAN (Александр ЦУРКАН) ...Trofim Kryazhnykh
Aleksandr VASILYEVSKY (Александр ВАСИЛЕВСКИЙ) ...le jeune Trofim
Cinematography : Maksim SHINKORENKO (Максим ШИНКОРЕНКО)
Production design : Valery NAZAROV (Валерий НАЗАРОВ)
Production : Studio Zhanr 04 (Жанр 04), Studio Vladimir Motyl.
Film revenue in Russia : 0.0177 million dollars

Plot synopsis
Epic drama.
The beginning of the 20th century. The young Ksenia from Kiev is orphaned. her father, from a russified german family, has perished during the 1905 revolution. The great War separates Ksenia from her brother Konstantin. Ksenia joins the troops at the front as a sister of mercy. When saving Ksenia from certain death, the 50-year-old commander rostislav Batorsky is injured and becomes an invalid. The tragic circumstances of their acquaintance bring together two lonely people singed by the war. they get married in petrograd in 1917, but her family happiness comes to an abrupt end with the death of her husband, who has become an enemy of the Bolsheviks… the scope of the events in the film ranges from the great War and the october revolution into the 1930s; its geography encompasses Kiev, siberia and even canada. At the basis of the script lies the real fate of a woman who devoted her life to taking revenge for the brutal murder of her husband.

Commentaries and bibliography
Vladimir Motyl’: Crimson Color of the Snowfall (Bagrovyi tsvet snegopada, 2012), Christine ENGEL, kinokultura.com, 2013
“This is a continuation of everything I have done before. It is perhaps the most confessional of my films” (vladimir Motyl).

Selected in the following festivals :
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2014
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2010
- "Vladimir Motyl - known and unknown, Moscow (Russia), 2010
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2010
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2009

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