Sergey KARANDASHOV
Сергей КАРАНДАШОВ
Sergueï KARANDACHOV
Russia, 2006, 90mn 
Colour, fiction
Strannik
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Странник

 

 The Wanderer

 L'Errant

 
Directed by : Sergey KARANDASHOV (Сергей КАРАНДАШОВ)
Writing credits : Edgar BARTENEV (Эдгар БАРТЕНЕВ), Margarita KARANDACHOVA (Маргарита КАРАНДАШОВА), Sergey KARANDASHOV (Сергей КАРАНДАШОВ), Mikhail KONOVALCHUK (Михаил КОНОВАЛЬЧУК), Rita MARGO (Рита МАРГО), Sergey SELIANOV (Сергей СЕЛЬЯНОВ), Aleksey TIOURIKOV (Алексей ТЮРИКОВ)
 
Cast
Anatoli DUBINKIN (Анатолий ДУБИНКИН)
Yekaterina GOROKHOVSKAIA (Екатерина ГОРОХОВСКАЯ)
Tolia KLOCHEV (Толя КЛОЧЬЕВ)
Pyotr KOZHEVNIKOV (Пётр КОЖЕВНИКОВ)
Vitali PICHIK (Виталий ПИЧИК)
 
Cinematography : Aleksandr_4 KUZNETSOV (Александр_4 КУЗНЕЦОВ)
Production design : Leonid KARPOV (Леонид КАРПОВ)
Music : Aleksandr ZHURAVLEV (Александр ЖУРАВЛЕВ), Aleksey ZUBAREV (Алексей ЗУБАРЕВ)
Sound : Aleksey ANTONOV (Алексей АНТОНОВ)
Produced by : Irina NYRKOVA (Ирина НЫРКОВА), Vyacheslav TELNOV (Вячеслав ТЕЛЬНОВ)
Companies : Studios de St-Pétersbourg pour les documentaires
Release Date in Russia : 24/06/2006
 
format : 35 mm

Awards :
First prize International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2006
Grand Prix du meilleur premier film au Festival Littérature et Cinéma de Gatchina, 2007

Plot synopsis
Mystical drama. Parable.
A long time ago the heavens were lower and God spoke to the people through miracles and signs. The thirst for a miracle remains latent in every man. The filmís hero Fiodor witnesses an accident, as a result of which those close to him perish. He decides that he was saved for a reason and that he must now change his life. Living alone in the forest, in a deserted pill-box from the war, he tries to live in the manner of orthodox eremites, exhausting himself in prayers and fasting, without experiencing a revelation. At last Fiodor finds a companion in this new world: father Illarion. The eremite finds hope. But father Illarion is killed in a ridiculous and senseless way. After deep despair Fiodor returns to the world and experiences love and jealousy, hatred and fear. Only when he goes right to the brink of the abyss, deciding to kill himself, he witnesses a miracle.
Source : www.kinotavr.ru
 

commentaries
Sergei Karandashov : The Wanderer (Strannik, 2005), Alyssa DEBLASIO, kinokultura.com, 2007
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival "All our German", Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2007
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2007
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2007
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2006
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2006
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2006
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2006
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2006
- Festival of Festivals, St Petersburg (Russia), 2006