Gifted Russian director Alexey Uchitel (The Edge) returns to the Festival with this explosive crime drama about the violent rivalry that erupts when an elite police operative falls for a gangster’s moll.
"The Edge" is a story of suppressed passion and destructive obsession set in a remote post WWII Siberian village sparkled by the arrival of Ignat, an emotionally and physically damaged Soviet tank commander with an obsession for steam engines. His self destructive streak causes increasing havoc until he makes an astonishing discovery in the forest.
Two Russian soldiers walk over the mountains and through the gorges of Chechnya: the seasoned and laconic Rubakhin and the cheerful and frivolous rifleman, Vovka. They are walking through the hot day searching for a guide to lead their convoy out of an ambush. Only a local who knows the trails can do it. But the locals are enemies, so they’ll have to take one captive.
The USSR, 1957 – time of hope and genuine belief that the future will undoubtedly be bright. The Soviet satellite is conquering space, and on the Earth, in a little port city, the bright beaming eyes of Konyok and Lara - a naive restaurant cook and his waitress girlfriend - follow the movement of the satellite with hope and excitement.
Today’s twenty-something Russians are the first generation in the country’s post-communist history to have grown up free. Their twenties are the age of freedom, of fast-changing events and intense emotions. Perhaps only at this age they can live a whole life in one day.
"His Wife's Diary", reveals a new and unexpected aspect of the private life of Ivan Bunin, the famous writer and Nobel prize laureate. The action takes place in France, Sweden and Germany between the 1930s and 1950s.
Detective drama based on the true story of the world famous Russian ballerina, Olga Spesivtseva - known as "Red Giselle" - who fled to the West from the USSR and was pursued by the KGB all over the world. Her life was full of tragedy, greatness, love and madness.
People either hate or adore the theatre director Roman Viktyuk, but everyone admits that his art is original and unlike anything else. Alexey Uchitel’s film is a set of illustrations to the life of this scandalous Maestro.