Kantemir BALAGOV
Кантемир БАЛАГОВ
Kantemir BALAGOV
Russia, 2017, 118mn 
fiction
Closeness
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Теснота

 

 Tesnota, une vie à l'étroit

 Tesnota

 
Directed by : Kantemir BALAGOV (Кантемир БАЛАГОВ)
Writing credits : Kantemir BALAGOV (Кантемир БАЛАГОВ)
 
Cast
Daria ZHOVNER (Дарья ЖОВНЕР)
Olga DRAGUNOVA (Ольга ДРАГУНОВА)
Veniamin KAC (Вениамин КАЦ)
Artiom TSYPIN (Артем ЦЫПИН )
Nazir ZHUKOV (Назир ЖУКОВ)
 
Cinematography : Artiom EMELIANOV (Артем ЕМЕЛЬЯНОВ)
Production design : Aleksey PADERIN (Алексей ПАДЕРИН)
Editing : Kantemir BALAGOV (Кантемир БАЛАГОВ)
Artistic director : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Production : Некоммерческий фонд поддержки кинематографа "Пример интонации" (Фонд Александра Сокурова / EXAMPLE OF INTONATION (ALEXANDER SOKUROV'S FUND)
 
Sites : page sur Allociné, page sur IMDb
VOD or DVD release in France : 2018-03-07, Site

Awards :
Jury's Special Grand Prix Angers Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (France), 2018
Best Sound Sergey CHUPROV , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2018
Best first film Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2017
Best actress Daria ZHOVNER , New Cinema Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2017
Jury Special Mention GIFF. Geneva International Film Festival, Geneva (Switzerland), 2017
Best actress Daria ZHOVNER , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2017
Best first film Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2017
Award of Young critics "Golos" Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2017

DVD with subtitles
Editor : ARP Sélection. 2019. Titre : Testona, une vie à l'étroit.
Fait partie du coffret Kantemir Balagov : Une Grande Fille + Tesnota - Une vie à l'étroit

Plot synopsis
1998, Nalchik, the North Caucasus, Russia. 24-year-old Ilana works in her father’s garage to help him make ends meet. One evening, her extended family and friends gather to celebrate the engagement of her younger brother David. Later that night, the young couple is kidnapped, and a ransom demand delivered. In this close-knit Jewish enclave, involving the police is out of the question. How will the family raise the money to save David? Ilana and her parents, each in their own way, will go as far as necessary, whatever the risks to themselves…
Source: http://www.festival-cannes.com
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Coffret Kantemir Balagov - l'âme russe à son paroxysme, baz-art.org, 2020
Kantemir Balagov: Closeness (Tesnota, 2017), Daria EZEROVA, Kinokultura, 2018
Теснота (2017) Caucase : plaies à tous les étages, Emmanuel GRYNSZPAN, grincine.blogspot.com, 2017
Cannes 2017 : « Tesnota », grand est le cousin caucasien de "Little Odessa ", Jacques MANDELBAUM, Le Monde, 2017
Кинотавр-2017: «Теснота» Кантемира Балагова, Василий СТЕПАНОВ, seance.ru, 2017
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Scènes et Ciné - Programme Panorama - Cinématographies de Russie et d'Europe Centrale, Fos sur Mer (France), 2019
- Prague International Film Festival : Febiofest, Prague (Czech Republic), 2018
- Arras International Film Festival, Arras (France), 2018
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2018
- Festival de films russes Kinorama au cinéma Royal de Biarritz, Biarritz (France), 2018
- Angers Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (France), 2018
- Regards sur le Cinéma Européen, Chalonnes sur Loire (France), 2018
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2018
- Days of Russian cinema, Aix les Bains (France), 2018
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2018
- Era New Horizons IFF, Wroclaw (Poland), 2018
- Independant European Film Festival VOICES, Vologda (Russia), 2018
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2018
- New Cinema Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2017
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2017
- Soirées du cinéma russe de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (France), 2017
- International Film Festival of India : IFFI, Goa (India), 2017
- Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa (Israel), 2017
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2017
- Era New Horizons IFF, Wroclaw (Poland), 2017
- Bucharest International Film Festival, Bucharest (Romania), 2017
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2017
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2017
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2017
- San Sebastian International Film Festival, San Sebastian (Spain), 2017
- GIFF. Geneva International Film Festival, Geneva (Switzerland), 2017
- Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2017
- Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2017
- Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago (USA), 2017