Vladimir MIRZOEV
Владимир МИРЗОЕВ
Vladimir MIRZOEV
Russia, 2011, 128mn 
Colour, fiction
Boris Godunov
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Борис Годунов

 

 Boris Godounov

 Boris Godunov

 
Directed by : Vladimir MIRZOEV (Владимир МИРЗОЕВ)
Writing credits : Vladimir MIRZOEV (Владимир МИРЗОЕВ)
Based on Pushkin's play of the same title
 
Cast
Maksim SUKHANOV (Максим СУХАНОВ) ...Boris Godunov
Mikhail KOZAKOV (Михаил КОЗАКОВ) ...Pimen
Andrei MERZLIKIN (Андрей МЕРЗЛИКИН) ...Grigori Otrepyev
Leonid GROMOV (Леонид ГРОМОВ) ...Shuyski
Agnia DIKTOVSKYTE (Агния ДИКТОВСКИТЕ)
Pyotr FIODOROV (Пётр ФЕДОРОВ)
Olga GUTSCHMIDT-OSTROYMOVA (Ольга ГУТШМИДТ-ОСТРОУМОВА)
 
Cinematography : Pavel KOSTOMAROV (Павел КОСТОМАРОВ)
Production design : Valery ARKHIPOV (Валерий АРХИПОВ)
Sound : Viktor TIMSHIN (Виктор ТИМШИН)
 

Awards :
Best actor Maksim SUKHANOV , Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2012
Special Prize Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2011

Plot synopsis
[...]Mirzoev’s film, [...] has brought the tragedy into a contemporary setting while retaining the original script. The film begins with scenes of modern details: political figures in business suits, Shuiskii talking in a Mercedes, Pushkin making an announcement on TV, and committee members meeting against the backdrop of glittering skyscrapers. Sometimes, though, the contemporary setting evokes anachronistic awkwardness, for example, an illiterate soldier reading text messages on an iphone. While such scenes produce discordant effects between the lines of the past and the modern setting, they also offer a new texture to the traditional text.[...]
Kiun Hwang, rusfilm.pitt.edu
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Vladimir Mirzoev: Boris Godunov (2011), Rad BORISLAVOV, kinokultura.com, 2013
Boris Godunov [Director Vladimir Mirzoev, 2011], Kiun HWANG, rusfilm.pitt.edu, 2012
Camp Cinema : Russian Style, rusfilm.pitt.edu, 2012
Кинокэмп по-русски, Andrew CHAPMAN, , 2012
Технология власти Владимира Мирзоева, Mikhail LEMKHIN, myreklama.com, 2012
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival des Films de Russie et d'Ailleurs, Geneva - Lausanne (Switzerland), 2014
- Festival of Festivals, St Petersburg (Russia), 2013
- Author Cinema Festival "Polnyy arthouse", Chelyabinsk (Russia), 2013
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2012
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2012
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2012
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2012
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2011
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2011