Aleksey BALABANOV
Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ
Alekseï BALABANOV
Russia, 2012, 89mn 
fiction
Ya tozhe khochu
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Я тоже хочу

 

 Me Too / I want too

 Moi aussi je veux

 
Directed by : Aleksey BALABANOV (Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ)
Writing credits : Aleksey BALABANOV (Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ)
 
Cast
Yuri MATVEYEV (Юрий МАТВЕЕВ)
Aleksandr MOSIN (Александр МОСИН)
Oleg GARKUSHA (Олег ГАРКУША)
 
Cinematography : Aleksandr SIMONOV (Александр СИМОНОВ)
Production design : Anastasia KARIMULINA (Анастасия КАРИМУЛИНА), Nadezhda VASILYEVA (Надежда ВАСИЛЬЕВА)
Music : Leonid FEDOROV (Леонид ФЕДОРОВ)
Produced by : Sergey SELIANOV (Сергей СЕЛЬЯНОВ)
Companies : CTB
 
Sites : IMDb, Chapaev

Awards :
Press award Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2012
Best Cinematography Aleksandr SIMONOV , Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2012
Award of Young critics "Golos" Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012

Plot synopsis
A big black car is driving along the deserted road. It carries Gangster, his friend Matvei with elderly father, Musician and beautiful girl. They are looking for the Belfry of Happiness which is situated somewhere between Saint Petersburg and Uglich by the closed nuclear power plant. The Belfry takes people but not all of them. And each one in the black car believes that it will chose them.
 

commentaries
L’espace comme piège dans les films russes contemporains, Eugénie ZVONKINE, Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2017
Aleksei Balabanov: Me Too (Ia tozhe khochu, 2012), Irina ANISIMOVA, kinokultura.com, 2013
“A Picnic on the Road to the Temple” (Aleksei Balabanov’s Me Too in context), Anna NIEMAN, www.kinokultura.com, 2013
я тоже хочу Moi aussi je veux... crever de bonheur [Aleksei Balabanov], Emmanuel GRYNSZPAN, grincine.blogspot.com, 2012
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2014
- Europe around Europe, Paris (France), 2014
- Belgrade International Film Festival, Belgrade (Serbia), 2014
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2014
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2013
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2013
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2013
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2013
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2013
- Transilvania International Film Festival : TIFF, Cluj Napoca (Romania), 2013
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2013
- Independant European Film Festival VOICES, Vologda (Russia), 2013
- Festival of Festivals, St Petersburg (Russia), 2013
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2013
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2013
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2013
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Author Cinema Festival "Polnyy arthouse", Chelyabinsk (Russia), 2013
- Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival, Kustendorf (Serbia), 2013
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2013
- Bradford International Film Festival, Bradford (United Kingdom), 2013
- Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil ), 2012
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2012
- Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki (Finland), 2012
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2012
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2012
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International Festival of Contemporary Cinema «Zavtra / 2morrow», Moscow (Russia), 2012
- St-Petersburg International Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2012
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2012
- Seville European Film Festival : SEFF, Seville (Spain), 2012
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2012