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Actress

A film “Actress” was one of the cinematography remarkable events. Released in 2007, this movie didn’t fit well into a common idea of contemporary motion pictures. A famous Russian director Stanislav Govoruhin had no intention to create a box-office hit. His attention was focused on problems and imperfections of ordinary people.

The movie displays things as they are – but still slightly romances real life. The storyline is based on a small episode of a theatre actress life, which is out of luck in love and is badly casted. She dreams of fruitful career and family happiness.

A lead character, Anya, lives in a small chamber in a dormitory. Her close friend lends Anya support and gives her advisory opinion. One evening they were amusing leisure by playing patience and drinking vodka neat. This moment turns out to be a tipping point for Anya. Her life changes cardinally. Anya finds love and gets a long-awaited part in a beloved theatre. Thus she shifts up from failure to truly happy girl which has everything she dreamed of.

Production: Russia, 2007
Duration: 102 min.
Director: Stanislav Govoruhin
Cast: Evgeniya Dobrovolskaya, Yurii Stepanov, Mariya Aronova, Dmitry Pevcov, Aleksandr Abdulov, Fedor Bondarchuk, Mikhail Efremov

Savva Morozov

TV-series based on a real story that took place during hard times of Russian history. This TV-project illustrates truly unique historical events related to the epoch-making landmark – the transition from the 19th to the 20th century.
During this period the ghost of revolution haunted Europe while different conflicts, cultural and political matters and state-to-state relations were settled by only a handful of oligarchs including Savva Morozov. This theatrical patron not only shared his personal wealth by donating thousands rubles to Stanislavsky’s theatre, but also by financing the revolution.
The series is a hot-shot cocktail of adventure, love story and thriller. Energized and thrilling, the plot will keep audiences guessing until the very end!

Production: Russia, 2007
Duration: 2×90 min. or 4х50 min.
Director: Ilya Makarov, Oleg Safaraliev
Cast: Sergey Vexler, Yevgeniya Krukova, Yevgeniya Dobrovolskaya, Rimma Markova, Alexey Osipov, Dmitry Nagiev, Ilya Bledniy, Valeriy Yeremeko

Beat the Enemy!

World War II is raging on the Eastern front but the soldier Nikanor is sent to Siberia: not as a prisoner, but as a leader of a motley group of entertainers who travel from village to village giving agitprop concerts to the locals – deported people from all over the USSR. They perform little sketches and play films. Still, Big Brother is watching and when the entertainers encounter a strange man in the woods there is trouble brewing. One of the performers falls in love with the mysterious backwoodsman, but he is under strict supervision, too.

Production: Russia, 2007
Duration: 127 min.
Director: Vitaly Melnikov
Cast: Victor Sukhorukov, Kirill Pirogov, Natalya Tkachenko, Anna Danilova, Nikita Leitland, Aleksey Devotchenko, Ludmila Zaytseva, Oksana Mysina