11/15/2020 10:30 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater

Russian Federation 2019 82 min Russian original version with German and English subtitles
German premiere

by Svetlana Proskurina

Script: Ekaterina Tirdatova, DoP: Artem Emelianov, Editor: Maxim Smirnov, Production: Studio SLON, Producer: Sabina Eremeeva, Cast: Aleksey Vertkov, Vera Alentova, Vladimir Ilin, Alexandra Rebenok, Ilya Viktorov, Maksim Bityukov

For civil servant Dmitry, Saturday comes to a close. However, a little message is foreboding: “You will die soon”. Then Sunday rolls around: a suicide attempt by his mistress, protests against his project, an encounter with ex-wife and daughter and his mother’s ill health further darkens his mood. He attempts to make his problems disappear by throwing money at them, while managing to remain pragmatic.

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Svetlana Proskurina, born in 1948, graduated in 1976 from Russian Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg and in 1981 from the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors in Moscow. Her cinematic works have found acclaim at various international film festivals like Locarno, Montreal, Rotterdam, Venice and Cannes. Her first feature film ACCIDENTAL WALTZ won the Golden Leopard in Locarno. She is also known for her work on the script of RUSSIAN ARC, directed by Aleksandr Sokurov.

Filmography (selection): 1990 ACCIDENTAL WALTZ, 2007 THE BEST OF TIMES, 2010 TRUCE, 2014 GOODBYE MOM, 2019 SUNDAY

Studio Slon
Yuri Labunski