Aleksandr KASATKIN
Александр КАСАТКИН
Aleksandr KASSATKINE
Russia, 2017, 103mn 
fiction
Three days still the spring
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Три дня до весны

 

 Trois jours avant le printemps

 Tri dnia do vecny

 
Directed by : Aleksandr KASATKIN (Александр КАСАТКИН)
Writing credits : Aleksandr BORODIANSKY (Александр БОРОДЯНСКИЙ), Arkadi VYSOTSKY (Аркадий ВЫСОЦКИЙ)
 
Cast
Kirill PLETNYOV (Кирилл ПЛЕТНЕВ) ...Vladimir Andreiev
Yelena LOTOVA (Елена ЛОТОВА) ...Olga Maritskaya
Yevgeni SIDIKHIN (Евгений СИДИХИН) ...Zimin, commander of NKVD in Leningrad
Yuri ITSKOV (Юрий ИЦКОВ) ...Savinov
Vladislav ABASHIN (Владислав АБАШИН )
Igor GRABUZOV (Игорь ГРАБУЗОВ)
Polina KRASAVINA (Полина КРАСАВИНА)
 
Cinematography : Ruslan GERASSIMENKOV (Руслан ГЕРАСИМЕНКОВ)
Production design : Leonid KARPOV (Леонид КАРПОВ), Natalia SOKOLOVA (Наталья СОКОЛОВА)
Music : Anton LUBCHENKO (Антон ЛУБЧЕНКО)
Editing : Olga PROSHKINA (Ольга ПРОШКИНА)
Produced by : Irina BASKAKOVA (Ирина БАСКАКОВА), Eduard PICHUGIN (Эдуард ПИЧУГИН)
Production : Lenfilm
Release date in Russia : 04/05/2017
 

Plot synopsis
Leningrad in 1942, during the Second World War. The Institute for Experimental Medicine is destroyed, apparently during an air raid, and subsequently vessels containing viruses disappear. These have the potential to trigger an epidemic once the extreme weather conditions pass, and spring is only around the corner. Thus begins a race against time.
Lieutenant Volodya has 72 hours to locate the substances in the besieged city and thus save his country from falling victim to a disaster that will surely prove decisive in the outcome of the war. It soon comes to light that the disappearance is in fact part of a well-planned act of sabotage committed by collaborators with the aim of annihilating the population. Doctor Olga Sergeyevna, a researcher at the institute before the outbreak of the war, is enlisted by Volodya as an infection specialist, only for her to fall into the clutches of the NKVD.
http://www.filmfestivalcottbus.de
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2017
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2017
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2017