Kinotavr Film Festival closing

Yesterday the 24th Open Russian Film Festival Kinotvr reviewd the results. The picturee by  Alexander Veledinsky ”The geographer drunk his globe away”  got the main prize. 

The other festival awards are:

BEST DIRECTOR

“Pipeline” by Vitali Mansky

BEST DEBUT

“Intimate parts” by Natasha Merkulova, Alexey Chupov

BEST ACTRESS

Yulia Aug (“Intimate parts” by Natasha Merkulova, Alexey Chupov)

BEST ACTOR

Konstantin Khabensky (“The geographer drunk his globe away” by Alexander Veledinsky)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Sandor Berkesi (“Celestial wives of the meadow mari” by Alexey Fedorchenko)

THE BEST SCRIPT

Denis Osokin (“Celestial wives of the meadow mari” by Alexey Fedorchenko)

TARIVERDIEV PRIZE FOR THE BEST FILM MUSIC

Alexei P. Zubarev (“The geographer drunk his globe away” by Alexander Veledinsky)

SPECIAL DIPLOMA OF THE JURY

For the men’s ensemble cast of the film “Thirst” by Dmitri Tyurin (“For energy and charisma”)

PRIZE OF THE COMPETITION KINOTAVR. SHORTS

«F5», by Timofei Zhalnin

PRIZE OF FILM DISTRIBUTOR’S JURY

“The geographer drunk his globe away” by Alexander Veledinsky

PRIZE OF THE GUILD OF FILM CRITICS AND FILM SCHOLARS “White Elephant”

“Pipeline” by Vitali Mansky

DIPLOMAS OF THE GUILD OF FILM CRITICS AND FILM SCHOLARS “White Elephant”

”Intimate parts” by Natasha Merkulova, Alexey Chupov

“Celestial wives of the meadow mari” by Alexey Fedorchenko

Igor Soukmanov, program director of Minsk IFF Listapad:

- ”The geographer drunk his globe away” is a dragging, mischievous, touching movie about  an unnecessary person. Soviet existential tradition originated with Vampilov (Duck Hunting) and Balayan has successfully blent into the genre of comedy, melodrama and school film.  
Khabensky's brilliant acting - no doubt that for the mment it's been his best role - together with a beautiful soundtrack by Aleksei Zubarev.   Everything is clear, universal, easy and comlicated. A great tornado of applause during the final subtitles was the best succes criterion  for the movie. I don'r temember such an enthusiast reception at Kinotavr Film Festival.