Eduard PARRI
Эдуард ПАРРИ
Edouard PARRI
Russia, 2017, 85mn 
fiction
Once upon a time
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Жили-Были

 

 Il était une fois

 Zhili-Byli

 
Directed by : Eduard PARRI (Эдуард ПАРРИ)
Writing credits : Aleksey BORODACHOV (Алексей БОРОДАЧЕВ)
 
Cast
Fyodor DOBRONRAVOV (Федор ДОБРОНРАВОВ)
Irina ROZANOVA (Ирина РОЗАНОВА)
Roman MADIANOV (Роман МАДЯНОВ)
Viktor SUPRUN (Виктор СУПРУН )
 
Cinematography : Mariya SOLOVIEVA (Мария СОЛОВЬЕВА)
Production design : Fyodor SAVYELEV (Федор САВЕЛЬЕВ)
Music : Leonid AGUTIN (Леонид АГУТИН)
Produced by : Fyodor DOBRONRAVOV (Федор ДОБРОНРАВОВ), Irina PAVLOVA (Ирина ПАВЛОВА), Yekaterina SARYCHEVA (Екатерина САРЫЧЕВА)
Production : ООО Продюсерский центр «Фёдор Добронравов / Production "Fiodor Dobronravov"
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
A village that is dying in the depths of the Russian countryside. The inhabitants: two old men alone and a recently widowed woman. One of the old men decides that it is time to put an end to loneliness and is about to offer his hand and his heart to the widow. But the second old man does not agree at all and also claims the place left vacant. The two old men declare war on each other.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Eduard Parri: Once Upon a Time (Zhili-byli, 2017), Daniil ILIN, Kinokultura, 2019
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2018
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2018
- International Film Festival of India : IFFI, Goa (India), 2017
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2017

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