Ksenia ZUEVA
Ксения ЗУЕВА
Ksenia ZOUEVA
Russia, 2017, full length film 
fiction
Nearest and dearest
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Близкие

 

 Les Proches

 Blizkie

 
Directed by : Ksenia ZUEVA (Ксения ЗУЕВА)
Writing credits : Ksenia ZUEVA (Ксения ЗУЕВА)
 
Cast
Andrei STOYANOV (Андрей СТОЯНОВ)
Yelena CHEKMAZOVA (Елена ЧЕКМАЗОВА)
Nadezhda IVANOVA (Надежда ИВАНОВА)
Danil STEKLOV (Данил СТЕКЛОВ)
Danil MOZHAYEV (Данил МОЖАЕВ)
Natalia PAVLENKOVA (Наталья ПАВЛЕНКОВА)
 
Production design : Ksenia ZUEVA (Ксения ЗУЕВА)
Produced by : Igor_2 FOKIN (Игорь_2 ФОКИН), Katerina MIHAILOVA (Катерина МИХАЙЛОВА), Vladislav PASTERNAK (Владислав ПАСТЕРНАК)
Production : ООО «ВЕГА ФИЛЬМ», ООО «ОвалГрид» /
 

Awards :
Prix du Conseil Régional de Normandie, meilleur premier film Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2019

Plot synopsis
Moscow, our days. A family of five lives in a suburb in a small and quite poor apartment: the head of the family Efim, his wife Ekaterina, her elderly mother and two teenage children, Anya and Andrei. Each has their job: the children are at school, going through all the difficulties and pains of puberty, from first love to alcohol and squabbles with teachers; the parents live in the mad rhythm of Moscow life, trying to earn money. Each of them has a whole range of problems, which worry them and require an outlet. Each of them dreams of support and human warmth. But, as so often happens, at home everything just gets worse: the mother fights with the daughter, the father cold-shoulders the son, and the relationship between the parents has nothing in common with love and happy union. Everything is falling apart and life seems unbearable. The old lady, who lives in a separate room and is practically immobile and helpless, is the scapegoat…
http://kinotavr.ru/
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Свой путь по фестивальным экранам "Близкие" начнут в Сочи, Olga GALITSKAYA, Interview, rg.ru, 2017
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2019
- Seattle International Film Festival : SIFF, Seattle (USA), 2018
- Cairo International Film Festival, Cairo (Egypt), 2017
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2017
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2017
- Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2017