Aleksandra STRELYANAYA
Александра СТРЕЛЯНАЯ
Aleksandra STRELIANAIA
Russia, 2011, 90mn 
Colour, fiction
The Dry Valley
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Суходол

 

 La Vallée sèche

 Sukhodol

 
Directed by : Aleksandra STRELYANAYA (Александра СТРЕЛЯНАЯ)
Writing credits : Aleksandra STRELYANAYA (Александра СТРЕЛЯНАЯ)
 
Cast
Yana ESIPOVICH (Яна ЕСИПОВИЧ)
Rosa KHAYRULLINA (Роза ХАЙРУЛЛИНА)
Yelena KALININA (Елена КАЛИНИНА)
Oleg GARKUSHA (Олег ГАРКУША)
Daniil SHIGAPOV (Даниил ШИГАПОВ)
Vadim SKVIRSKY (Вадим СКВИРСКИЙ)
Natalia BURMISTROVA (Наталья БУРМИСТРОВА)
 
Cinematography : Aleksandr_2 DEMYANENKO (Александр_2 ДЕМЬЯНЕНКО)
Production design : Sergey ANISIMOV (Сергей АНИСИМОВ)
Music : Aleksandr LANEEV (Александр ЛАНЕЕВ)
Produced by : Aleksey UCHITEL (Алексей УЧИТЕЛЬ)
Production : Gorky Film Studio, Rok
 

Awards :
Best actress Yana ESIPOVICH , Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2012

Plot synopsis
Drama based on Bunin’s story of the same title.
This story, which intertwines the destiny of a noble family and their servants, is to the present day considered one of the most significant and clear portraits of Russian life at the end of the 19th century. The film’s protagonist is the young and naive peasant girl Natalia, who serves an impoverished noble family on their country estate. Natalia knows no other life: her mind is full of superstitions and fears, but her soul is that of a real heroine. Through the peripetias of her life – love, loyalty, mystical experiences, exile, treachery, faith – we also see the fateful turns in the destiny of the Khrushchev family, for whom Natalia works. In terms of passions, secrets and unexpected turns, “Dry Valley” is a contemporary story, full of suspense and action, but at the same time with an incredible depth and an artistic perfection that is characteristic for the most brilliant works of Ivan Bunin.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Автор сценария: Иван Бунин, Ирина МАЛАХОВА, culture.ru,
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Independant European Film Festival VOICES, Vologda (Russia), 2012
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2012
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2012
- International Film Festival of India : IFFI, Goa (India), 2011
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2011
- International Festival of Independent Film "Deboshirfilm - Pure Dreams", St Petersburg (Russia), 2011